Friday, January 27, 2017

Thoughts from Thursday 01/26/17

With less than a week in the record books for the new President of the United States in the record books it might be a good time for me to jump back into politics. Since the election, the major population centers of the nation have gone completely loopy. The Progressive Socialist could smell victory. With the passing of the 100 year goal of transferring control of the medical industry into government control it was just a matter of time that they could take total control of the US population. Their control of all the major “news” outlets has been such a huge benefit that how could they lose? So what else for them to do but march, loot, riot, cry, and demand an end to the US electoral system as we know it, of course.

Million Whiner’s March

I was about to name this segment “Whine Lady Whine” however I really didn’t see many “ladies” at the Million Women’s March. Nevertheless, listening to some of the spoiled brat participates; it only demonstrated that they have not lost their ability to whine over not getting what they wanted. From the demonstrations, it appears to me that most of these women have some major daddy issues. Apparently their fathers gave them everything that they wanted and they expect the “big daddy” in Washington to do the same. Of course, what they want to for Hillary Clinton appointed president. Never mind the law or the Constitution.

You still have to admit that many of these poor deluded people really think that they were within the creation of paradise on Earth. You know, just like the Socialist paradise in Cuba or Venezuela. After all President Obama, the news media, and Hollywood have been telling us that we should be aspiring to be more like these nations in the future. Forgetting the fact that such demonstration are forbidden in by dictatorial governments across the world. They think that the freedoms guaranteed by the US Constitution are universal.

Oh let us not forget about the featured speakers paraded before the nation. While Michael Moore, Madonna and Ashley Judd hate filled speeches garnered much of the attention, some of the other speakers need more attention. As reported by allenwest.com, the pro-Sharia law activist Linda Sarsour and Donna Hylton involvement raises some serious question about the true goals of the march. Beyond the fact that a major sponsor was Planned Parenthood and their pro-abortion agenda, the mixed message of equal rights just seems disingenuous. What about the rights of the unborn girls, considered an inconvenience or just a choice to be disposed of like so much garbage.

The inclusion of the felon, Donna Hylton should be so much more than troubling to most Americans. However, someone within the group who organized this event has displayed their willingness to support a person who kidnapped, torched, and killed a gay man. These are the people who continually call anyone that oppose their agenda as homophobic, racist, and haters. So the Million Women’s march was nothing more than a day long of rude, crude, and angry women giving the nation a demonstration of how much they hate anyone that disagrees with their desires.

Draining the Swamp

Well it looks as if we now have an administration that is willing to eliminate government waste and bloat. Considering how Washington has become more and more isolated from the reality of the nation governed. It is good to see that it may finally be what many in the Tea Party were demanding since 2008. That finally there may not only be an actual desire, to not only rein in the growth of the Federal Government but to shrink its size. However, we must continue to push for a balanced budget amendment and a plan to pay off the soaring $20 trillion debt. There are those who say that the debt isn’t a problem or that it can never be paid off. Nevertheless, we never know until we try. The policy makers in the past have been wrong too many times and proven to be untrustworthy. It is time for new ideas from outside the government who has repeatedly ignored its Constitutional bounds.

The Media is Dead, Long Live the Media

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It is said that in the days of old when a king passed away the people would say; The king is dead! Long live the king! It was a sign of respect for the old king and a way to pledge support for the new king. Since kings are determined by their linage the new king is based upon their right to inherit the kingdom. So that only due to their birthright they were destined to rule. The USA fought a war of revolution to free the nation of such notions. But over time this type of linage thinking has persisted as a matter of course. That is clearly seen in the way that the Left Stream Media seems to see that their organizations have a inherited right to rule through their control of the information presented to the nation. They see themselves as the king makers and destroyers.

The growth of new media has weakened the hold of the media's dominance the news cycle. During the conversion to the 24 news cycle the media has overplayed their hand. Thus shaking the public confidence. Then the emergence of the Internet presented new narratives which they once again overreacted which has further eroded away the trust that gave them so much power in the past. Without the trust of the nation those talking head are just that, talking heads. Very little power but some entertainment value.

After the defeat of the Clintons in November, it is clear that the Left Stream Media wounding is serious. They have been publicly shamed and humiliated. CNN has been a fake news network since almost their creation. It is good to see that not only has new media been proven to have more power than ever expected, it has given us a new channel to bypass the filter put in place by those who have controlled the public discourse for far too long. The so-called news media thinks that they have unlimited power. It is time to end the deceit and deception spread by a government created entertainment monopoly. The protections of free speech in the First Amendment of the Constitution are now perverted into a total control the narrative by a very few members of the Democrat Party. It is clear looking at those who provide the network news are controlled by people only interested in their own power.

Even though there are new means of spreading information, there are those who wish to destroy those means. Much of the fake news put out has come from sources are from agent provocateurs to sow distrust. The news media and the political parties see the threatened of losing their ability to control the narrative. If they are unable to manipulate the message, the people win more freedom. It is easier to control people’s thoughts and actions if they are uninformed, divided, and/or scared. The government-controlled media has had that power for too long. To see our freedoms return we must be able to maintain our ability to communicate without Progressive government or media interference and control. Although the old media is not truly dead it would appear that it is on life support, So I have to say;  Long live the new media!




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Sunday, January 22, 2017

A New Day in America

Beyond all else, I woke up in an America where a major part of our First Amendment right to free speech has been restored. Today, as proven by the demonstration in Washington on Saturday, Americans can once again disagree with the President of the United States without being called a racist. However, in a strange twist, it seems that if you do not disagree or criticize President Trump, then now you are a racist. It really makes me wonder who the real racist is in this argument. I think I know the answer.


According to those, who have controlled the narrative for far too many years, if you defend yourself, your beliefs, or have any American values you are an evil person. We are not evil people for defending ourselves. We are not evil people for defending our way of life. We are not evil people for loving life and wanting to improve that life. We are not evil for wanting our children and those who come after us to have the same and even more freedoms and, this is the most important part, the responsibilities of a free people.

We have an insurgency in the major population centers of this nation who no longer support the founding principles and traditions of our nation. They no longer care to work toward the common good of the nation as a whole. They want to get “their way.” They only want to impose their will upon the rest of the nation. They have lived under government control for most or all of their lives. They depend on government for so much in their lives; they have lost the basic meaning of what is freedom.

When you live in a cage, you become happy with your captivity. They demand more from government because they fear losing the safety of the cage. Too many trust a faceless, uncaring government bureaucracy more than they do the human beings around them. They have enslaved themselves to the ideas of that perfect socialist society, without understanding the full cost. They just need their streets cleaned and trash removed. What they eat and drink is ultimately determined completely out of their control. The local governments in most cities are determined to forbid their citizens from defending their lives or property. They have been told that guns are the problem not those how use the guns. Hollywood paints a picture of violence that reinforces the notion.

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The majority in the urban areas believe that by their sheer numbers alone that they not only absolutely correct in their belief, that they can decide the fate and direction of the nation. That if you live in a rural area, you do not count. A majority of the states not a majority of the population determined the last election. That is the way the founders designed it and I fully support it, since that was the idea behind a republic. The majority that lost are currently throwing something that can only be described as a “tantrum.” Along with this immature display, the anarchist and socialist can use this disorder to create even more disunity in the nation.

I do not know if President Trump can be trusted no more than anyone can fully trust anyone else in public life. I just feel better that maybe, just maybe there will be some real common sense brought back into the government. I can only hope that our government will begin to start protecting the citizens of this nation from enemies from without and within. I hope that we will discontinue the move to globalism, where the government set policies that send American jobs overseas.

For far too many years, governments raised corporate taxes and set overbearing regulations to the point where companies found it easier and more profitable outside of the country. When the Federal Government alone is taking 35% of a company’s profits and told that, they are not paying their “fair share” with no one defends them, why would they not want to leave for another more friendly nation? When they left, they took the jobs with them. The jobs that many Americans need to support their families. The only jobs left paid far less than the jobs that the governmental globalist policy ran away.

I also hope that our government can once again become a Constitutional Government. The 20th century saw the Federal Government overreach their constitutional limits. The growth of that government has caused it to become so removed from the people that I feel that they are no longer a representative government. Far too many of the agencies and government employees are not justified within the confines of our founding document. However, too many people really believe that those agencies are actually involved in what their name implies. Therefore, that makes it harder for a reformer to make the changes that must occur to reestablish our republic. In addition, the large number of government workers makes them a huge voice to push back against any reforms. Not to mention the unions that should have never been allowed to organize government workers.

I pray for our country. I pray for our President. I pray for those who do not agree with me. I pray that we can become that shining city on the hill that everyone want to emulate not invade. We must stop trying to impose “democracy” on the world and show them the way that they can build their own republic. By trying to impose ourselves on the world or trying to buy their friendship, we do nothing that moves the world to a place where humans can live in truly peaceful and prosperous would. However, the promise is there with new leadership in Washington to move us in a new direction.



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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Anatomy of a Betrayal

Once again the president has shown that he doesn't understand the limitations of his powers. He took to the podium and declared that private insurance companies would have to offer insurance plans that were in effect canceled 3 years ago. He has become so accustom to getting everything that he desires from Congress, the Left Stream Media, or through Executive Orders that he doesn't believe there are any limits on his power. But with the collapse of his approval ratings he is finding out that more members of Congress are getting a backbone and standing up to him. Many of his opponents now smell blood in the water and are attempting and take advantage of the situation.

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One of the problems with those who are now coming forward and attacking, is that they don’t realize that much of that blood is their own. Sen. McCain is now calling for Obamacare to be repealed. This from the man who nearly broke his neck in a rush to the Senate floor to do Harry Reid’s bidding and denounced Sen. Cruz for simply asking to defund or delay the ACA. McCain, McConnell and the rest of the GOP Progressive wing were quite happy to see Americans suffer under the individual mandate and the projected failure of this monstrosities train wreck of a law. Of course these members of the GOP how had no problem lying to their constituencies and betraying promises they made, to get themselves reelected, suddenly found that their hypocrisy had been exposed. Now they want to claim that they were all along for repealing the law while not just a month ago they were supporting it. The establishment betrayal of the Tea Party and their promises are no less than that of the Democrats in Congress and the President. I say a pox on both houses. The Progressives of both parties only wish to maintain power and control. They are not interested in what is best for the people or the nation.

Many Red State Democrat Senators are in a panic for a very good reason. They are looking for ways to salvage what remains of their political careers. Senators Landau and Hagan were totally on board with the, if there was ever one this is it, Oxymoron law known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. There is no doubt in anyone’s mind, that looks at what has been presented, that this law doesn't protect anyone and is not affordable by any measure. The dangers of Identity Theft are so great that anyone who signs up under the law should lay awake at night wondering when they will be cleaned out by some crooked Obamacare Navigator. With the now shrinking insurance pool the idea that anyone’s premiums are going down is a pipe dream. These Senators now want to deny that, not only did they vote for the ACA, but also voted against the bill that would have protected people’s current health insurance in 2010. They knew at that time that Obamacare is dependent upon moving everyone into the exchanges. Anything else will cause it to collapse due to an imbalance in the insurance pool.

The root of the problems lies in the Progressive assumption that bigger is better and that Technocrats can run something better than an industry with centuries of experience. They looked at numbers and thought that they were the smartest people in the world and could do better. It’s not the first time that this has happened but this is the largest failure of its type. Arrogance and stupidity are a very dangerous mixture. The whole idea seems plausible as long as you don’t get too deep into the details. I honestly believe that the technocrats in Washington really believed that they could take over the healthcare system and make it better for everyone. They should have realized from the beginning that it would fail when so many exemptions were required to get it passed. But they were so determined to succeed in a goal that had alluded Progressives for over 100 years, they were not going to accept defeat until they experimented on the entire country at once.

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The grand lie that is causing so much trouble, and it is a lie, was the ("If you like your plan/doctor, you can keep your plan/doctor. Period") lie. The America people, in general disagreement with what most Progressives say, are generous and forgiving people. We pull for the underdog. We want to help those who need help. The part they really underestimated was the part about self-preservation. They really believed that they could tell us that we could keep out plans/doctors and that we would overlook the lie once they delivered cheaper, better plans through the exchanges. But this is where the wheels came off. They really thought that the cult of personality and the "likeability" of President Obama could transfer to Obamacare and the majority would continue to support it until any small bugs were worked out. They were expecting the technology to work. They thought that the prices would not cause sticker shock. They expected the major parts of the plan to go without any problems.

When they had to start hiding the true prices at the eleventh hour it caused major technical problems for those building healthcare.gov. They also put their faith into crony capitalism to select the company to build their web portal. This provided the first signs of what problems were to come. Then when the expected cancelation notices started hitting people’s mailboxes and there were not any cheaper alternatives. (The rules set forth for the policies are so broad that it is impossible to guarantee cheaper rates plus the promised web site is broken.) This has caused enough doubt that it has taken away the goodwill that many would have given the president. Even with his obvious lies. Their plan required everything to work out as planned, but never had any hope of working. The perfection that the Progressives seek does not allow for the human factor. The desire and overriding expectations of perfection of the architects all but guaranteed failure for the whole enterprise from its inception. Everything had to work on time without failure to keep the illusion alive in the eyes of the American people and to hide the underlying betrayal of trust that the system was built upon.

But after the great Obama lie, which caused most Americans to not question the law, the implementation didn't go as planned. The Obamacare's handlers were presented some cold hard facts. Many of their assumptions were proven wrong. Instead of listening to any criticism, they decided that they had all the answers. Now looking back, most of the predictions by the critics from 3 to 5 years ago have become facts. So this totally partisan law, being implemented in a totally partisan manner is taking a heavy toll on the partisans who passed it. It is also showing many Americans how corrupt both parties have become, by shining a lot of sun light on Washington politics.

Their assumption was that they could actually grow the failed and bloated single payer system (Medicare and Medicaid) to replace the current system by creating a controlled crash. They wanted this plan to fail, but they wanted the blame to go toward the industry, not the government. The overriding thought seemed to be that through force of will, people would overlook the flawed new system mainly because of their love for the president. That seems to be the turning point in this whole tragedy. The president told his lies. People believed him and went back to their daily lives of trying to survive. The law was pushed through with many of his true supporters not even knowing what it meant to them. Now suddenly they find that the promise was a lie. Too many have started to look at all the other things that have happened and were overlooked. They have to be wondering about other promises.

The president’s cornerstone accomplishment was sold with lies and deception. This laser like focus on Obamacare could be the death nail for his presidency. Already Congressmen are now looking at moving forward with impeachment of Eric Holder. Could they next be looking at overturning his executive orders? For a president who once seemed to have no boundaries or limits on the amount of power he could grab, things have changed quickly. His seemingly iron grip on power doesn't seem so secure. His rush to transform the nation may have caused him to overplay his hand. Likeability and charm only go so far. His constant campaigning may have kept his face in the minds of his truly loyal believers. His leadership skills have never been as good as his ability to transfix crowds at campaign rallies. Sooner or later he had to show something for all the promises. What he showed was that he was no different than any other politician. But he was much better when it came to telling lies to those who trusted him the most to protect them.

This is becoming a crisis of confidence in Mr. Obama. He has gone to the well too many times. It is one thing to promise something that is impossible, when most people realize it and give you credit for trying, it is another when your broken promise directly damages a large segment of the population. As I said before; we are a generous people and we want to help those who cannot help themselves, but most Americans are going only so far down that road. When government policies start to affect our mortality and long term health we awaken. One of the major goals of the Tea Party was to oppose the government takeover of our healthcare system. Many Americans didn't want Obamacare to fail; they knew that it would fail. The math and reality don’t match up. They chose to not just ignore, but attack and attempt to discredit anyone who disagreed with their plan. They truly believe that the ends justify the means. In this case we see that the ends are not matching up to what was promised or expected.

The idea that millions of Americans could and will be hurt by this plan is not something that I desire. But there have been too many lies told about the goals of it to believe anything good would ever come from its implementation. The denial of “Death Panel” that now is commonly known to exist under this law, which will select what treatments will be allowed and will all but condemning people to death through neglect, calls into question the true goals of anyone involve. It is time for a public apology to Sarah Palin for all the lies told about her as she pointed out the flaws is long overdue.

We find ourselves betrayed by too many people in our government. This was a total betrayal that cannot be easily forgiven. They put policy goals and politics ahead of caring for those they serve. Their goals took away one of the basic freedoms that most people see as sacred. They took away people’s right to decide their own fate. A free person has the right to decide how we live, what chances we take, and who decides our basic life and death decisions. Life is dangerous. We make life altering choices every day. I don’t think a cold and uncaring government, who will tell me any lie to get its way, is going to make the right choices for me. It is my life and there are too many things I can’t control, but I want to have some say in the decisions of how I spend my money and what chances I’m willing to take. It is not the job of Obama or the Progressives in Congress to decide for me.

They have overstepped their authority and endangered people’s lives to implement a half-baked plan created by amateurs who thought they could take a complex system and improve it by making it more complex and designed by people who didn't understand how the system worked before they tore it down. They thought they could save a system from going bankrupt by bankrupting the entire healthcare system. They underestimate the American people and how we would react to a betrayal that goes to the heart of what it means to be alive. This betrayal is one that I hope will at last wake up enough Americans to what we have lost and who is stealing it from us. The ultimate betrayal is that those who are sent to serve us in Washington have taken it upon themselves to decide that they can run our lives by lying to us.





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