A Note To Media Everywhere

I really don’t relish what media is doing these days. I mean, that would be like being a police officer for forty years and being tagged as a murderer because you shot a bank robber trying to flee after you ordered him to stop. And then cops everywhere got a bad rap because of it. Well, I didn’t throw off “fake news” when I was in the media world, but there is enough of it going around these days to make up for it.

Let me make on suggestion to the media everywhere. Stop. Just plain friggin’ stop! Think about your stories and why it is you’re covering them. Ask yourself if you airing or writing about that particular story is worth you losing your job and being forever ostracized in your profession. Ask yourself if producing a story that you KNOW is false, if it’s worth the loss of credibility that you are causing not just to your employer, but your entire industry. My hunch is, it isn’t.

So, in light of no fewer than seven attempts at trying to make Donald Trump look silly over the past week, and failing at each turn because he called you on it, let’s do something different, shall we? Let’s trying actually COVERING the news, rather than trying to fabricate it. Let’s try actually being OBJECTIVE rather than slamming conservatives because they believe different from you. Let’s try actually reporting on a situation, not trying to “change the world” as your professors in J-School taught you.

In short, members of the media, you ought to be ashamed of yourselves. You have become no different than the whores on the street corners in every major city. You are selling your soul for a story that you hope will bring you a little bit of fame and fortune, even as you know in your heart that the story is full of holes and will be prosecuted as “fake news” by Trump himself. Why in God’s name would you put yourself through that?

And then you have the audacity to go to a White House press briefing and criticize Sarah Huckabee Sanders for calling you out on it? Stop playing in your sandboxes and grow the hell up! You guys are the ones that have lied, and cheated, and mis-represented stories. You’re the ones that have fabricated stories on Trump, or the “dossier”, or protected Hillary. You have played the political game and lost, when you shouldn’t even have dressed for the game in the first place. Your job was to report on the game, not take part in it. And you need to stop before you blow up the entire profession.

Media has become the new “used car salesmen” of the 1960’s. Nobody trusts you, nobody likes you. Nobody feels that you can objectively tell them what’s going on, and that is the start of the slippery slope that ends our country. If you can’t trust the press to be honest and forthright, and dig for stories, regardless which side they are on, that shine a bright spotlight on the truth, and call out those that are guilty, then you have lost everything the First Amendment stands for. Freedom of the Press? Nope. Not when you are out yelling “FIRE!” in a crowded theater, or making up stories about some stupid dossier that the Democrats paid to have written as a smear piece against their political rival.

Time to grow up, media…or we will leave you in the dust!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

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The Good And Bad Of Chain Immigration

I can understand the want and need of “chain immigration”. That’s basically where I want to come to a country, and bring all of my relatives with me. If I can get in, they can get in. It makes sense on one hand, because who would really want to leave their family and their loved ones back in another country? I sure wouldn’t!

So, I’m not coming at this thing that it’s an entirely bad thing, I don’t think it is. And I do think there is a place for it in any immigration reform program that congress should decide to pass. But on the other side of the coin, we see what can happen when one of those chains isn’t really a friend of ours…take the latest bombing in New York City as an example.

I mean, we can all be thankful that the guy who detonated a suicide vest in the 42nd Street subway station did more damage to himself than to anyone else. But that aside, it proves that chain immigration isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. This guy was from Bangladesh, and I can only assume they aren’t the best terrorists on the planet. But his relatives that came to this country may have been suitable to be American citizens. He obviously, was not, and either was self-radicalized or was radicalized when he went back home to visit recently. Either way…bad seeds produce bad fruit.

So, do we throw out the baby with the bathwater in this case as Donald Trump wants to do? Or, do we allow them in? Because you know as well as I do, that if you allow them in, you’re not going to catch every single bad seed and terrorist that happens to sneak through. There will be more successful attacks on American soil than what we saw in New York the other day, and yes, more people will be killed. At what point do we put our freedoms and our yearning for a better life on the back burner and protect the people that are already here? I have to be honest…I don’t think Donald Trump has thought about the former argument as much as he has the latter. And while I certainly feel the need to protect our citizens, is it right to deny a family migration to our shores if indeed they seem to check all the right boxes? These are a bunch of questions that I struggle with in “chain immigration”.

I wish I had the answers. I usually do. And usually the answers are crystal clear to me. But in this case, I see both sides having a really solid argument. I think in a situation like this, maybe it’s best not to allow folks in from certain areas, or certain countries. But then, who’s to say France or Japan couldn’t produce someone that would be a greater threat than some idiot from Bangladesh that doesn’t even know how to blow himself up?

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

DACA Not About To Be Implemented

Forget what Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are saying in public. Forget about all of the rhetoric you’re hearing about a “deal” being made to include DACA (Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals) amnesty in exchange for funding the government or passing tax cuts. It’s not going to happen. The reason is simple.

Democrats and Independents don’t think it’s a big deal.

Yeah…I know, right? After all the caterwalling and name calling over having to have a DACA amnesty tied to whatever the Republicans want, one thing stands clear. Only 20% of Democrats and Independents consider a DACA amnesty of any importance in a poll POLITICO and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health . That means that 80% of the people that should want DACA amnesty the most… don’t really care. There are bigger things on their plates. The poll itself was skewed in favor of Democrats and Independents. And it says one other thing that comes through loud and clear:

Democrats are totally out of touch not just with Americans, but with their own party.

Does that surprise anybody? Democrats have been out of touch for a LONG time. Look at what has happened during the Obama years as an example. They lost over 1,000 seats in local, state, and federal government. They haven’t really begun to gain many of them back…certainly not to the point where it’s showing dividends. Republicans took over both houses of congress, and hold 33 Governors’ Mansions. That’s an incredibly large number! And since Donald Trump was elected president, what’s happened? Well, the Democrats thought they could take over the seats that were vacated when Trump appointed the various Senators and Representatives to his cabinet, but they’ve failed at every turn. And the economy has roared back to life. The stock market has set all-time highs and the unemployment rate is at near-record lows.

Yes…Trump is still not loved by the masses, but they aren’t complaining about the results he’s achieving economically. And with the Democrats stepping all over themselves with sexual abuse and harassment cases in both houses of Congress, in Hollywood, and in general, it’s interesting to see what is going to be happening there as well. Not to say the GOP hasn’t been totally squeaky clean on this one. They’ve lost two members of the House who are either resigning or won’t seek reelection because of their mis-deeds. And then you’ve got the mud slinging at Roy Moore, who is alleged to have had some problems in that arena some 30-40 years ago…which no one can prove.

But as far as the illegal immigrants are concerned, I wouldn’t expect a lot to happen with these kids…now adults. Yes, they were brought to this country illegally by their parents (who are still here for the most part), and yes, for the most part, these kids have been productive members of society. But if you’re going to slam Roy Moore for something he allegedly did (without proof) only because you “believe” his accusers…you have to send the DACA kids back. They still broke the law. Roy Moore hasn’t been found guilty of anything, and it’s no different than a he said/she said. And the funny thing about that case is that every single woman that’s come forward is a Democrat. Imagine that!

DACA is dead…and Democrats are still way out of touch. So, basically nothing has changed.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

What We Learned Yesterday In Alabama

Yes, Doug Jones became the first Democrat elected to the US Senate from Alabama in 25 years last night. That’s something of a new page in the Snowflake Playbook, so let’s examine it this morning as I can guarantee you, it will be used again.

Let’s see exactly what Jones and his clan did to win…it was actually pretty simple. They played on the Democrats’ problem with sexual harassment. You know…the outrage that hit after Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein resonated with the voters to such a degree that Jones decided why not throw the allegations out on Roy Moore. It stuck! Even though all of the women (there were only five to seven) that came forward saying Moore sexually harassed or abused them, and all of them 30 to 40 years ago, none of the had any proof. Oh…and another interesting little thing that few in the media decided was relevant…they were all Democrats who supported Doug Jones! Imagine that!

So, we now have something that is going to appear in every single contest around the country, because as we all know, when something works in an election, the snowflakes use it until it doesn’t work anymore. So, if you are a Republican and you plan on running for office this next fall, you had better make sure you never sexually harassed or abused anyone at any time ever! And even if you haven’t, you need to be aware that there will be women coming after you saying that you did, with no proof what-so-ever. It’s not the crime of sexual harassment that is important, it’s the nature of the impropriety. And it seems to have worked in a very red state, so it will most likely work in bluer states as well.

That is what the resignation of John Conyers and Al Franken is all about. They fell on their swords so that Doug Jones and future snowflake candidates could win. They realized that they were going to be toast anyway…well, Franken did. Conyers never admitted to it…but was forced to resign anyway for the good of the party. Now, every single Republican that runs for office is going to have the moniker of “sex fiend” foist upon them. Just wait…Democrats are not very savvy when it comes to politics and they use very old playbooks. So when someone tries something new and it works, the entire party rushes in to utilize it.

And it will happen. They will scream “sexual harassment” just like they screamed “biggot” and “racial issue” in the past. They will yell it from the mountain tops until it gets to the point it works against them.

Did the better man win in Alabama? Well, the more savvy man won because the truth of whether Roy Moore actually did harass and abuse women was never proven. He was convicted by Alabamans without a fair trial. I kinda wonder how the snowflakes would feel if we started convicting them on any trumped up charges without any proof? And while I’m at it, when is Bill Clinton going to be indicted for HIS sex crimes? Yeah… I thought so!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

What Have We Learned About “Sexual Harassment” and Congress?

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In the past couple of weeks, we’ve learned a few things, that’s for sure. We’ve learned that Judge Roy Moore, who’s leading in his campaign over Doug Jones to replace Attorney General, Jeff Sessions in the US Senate has been accused of sexual misconduct. In that instance, there have been several accusations, all of which are from Democrats. All of the accusations are at least 30 years old, and it’s just a he said/she said…no one has any proof.

We’ve learned that John Conyers was hit with at least three sexual harassment claims, which he has denied. However, at 88 years old, Conyers, the oldest member of congress, and the longest-serving member in House history, has resigned citing the allegations, and his health. House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi at first backed Conyers, but the strategy changed last week, and Pelosi joined the chorus of folks in DC that said the ancient Michigan Representative should go.

That was followed by Republican Representative, Joe Barton of Texas, who took nude photos of himself back in 2015 and emailed them. He’s not running for reelection in 2018, but isn’t resigning.

Then came the whole Al Franken thing. Franken, as you recall was hit with at least seven instances of sexual harassment, one of which had a photo of him on a USO tour groping a sleeping KTLA radio personality. While Franken fought the charges saying he was a “warm person” and “a hugger”, he failed to mention he was a groper. When Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer called for Franken’s resignation, he had no choice to but leave, but did so without apologizing, saying that some of the instances were false, and others “weren’t as I remembered them”.

Finally, we had my own congressman, Trent Franks who announced his resignation last Thursday. Franks’ resignation, was of a different kind of a sexual harassment nature, said he “made some women uncomfortable” talking about his and his wife’s surrogacy when they couldn’t conceive children and were not accepted for adoption. Then as more information came out about Franks, it was said that he basically asked that some of the women in his office help him in the “surrogacy” thing…basically by sleeping with him. Ouch!

What we’ve learned is that sexual harassment reaches across both aisles. It’s knocked down several people in the past couple of weeks alone, and it may reach more. But the overriding factor here is that we need to proceed carefully on both parties’ fronts. It’s not right that anyone engage in that type of behavior. However, it’s equally wrong to cause a person to resign from congress because of allegations. If the allegations cannot be proven, can you really ask someone to resign? Personally, I think that’s stepping way over the line, and smacks of McCarthyism except of a sexual nature.

We need to drain the swamp, but we need to be prudent as well. Just saying someone has molested another person is not proof they actually did it. It’s what has bothered me in several of these instances, including Moore, and Conyers. Both have vehemently denied engaging in that behavior, and I think you need to be able to prove some sort of allegations before you start hanging people.

That’s just being fair…that’s just being honest. And that’s what “draining the swamp” is all about!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Bye Bye Olbermann

Keith Olbermann, the guy that started out with a rather stellar career on ESPN before getting into the world of political journalism (if you can call it that), has left the building. Since Trump’s election, Olbermann has been doing video reporting from a basement somewhere (at least that is what it looks like) for GQ. Well, he decided he can’t beat Trump by his cry-baby tactics, so he’s leaving. For good. Adios. Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

Keith Olbermann was one of my favorite announcers back in the day on ESPN. I loved the guy. He was funny, he was quick-witted, he knew and understood the intricacies of sports, and could communicate them effectively to his adoring viewers. When he left ESPN in the late 1990’s he ended up producing sports shows like Football Night In America, and hosted a couple of other shows. In 2003, he moved into the political realm on MSNBC with a show, “Countdown With Keith Olbermann” that was never watched by many people. He was suspended from MSNBC in 2010 for making political contributions without getting prior permission from the network; and MSNBC decided to pull the plug on him in 2011, giving few details (broadcasters rarely do!), but announcing after his last “Countdown” show that it would be the last.

Olbermann left MSNBC and went to Current TV (which was founded in part by Al Gore), and became their chief news officer. Current ended up firing Olbermann within two years of him joining that network.

Look, Keith Olbermann was a great sportscaster that waded into an area that he should have done as a hobby, under an assumed name. He didn’t have the news cred for politics, and he certainly didn’t have the objectivity. He was a screaming cry baby that would go off on meandering, meaningless rants, and you had no idea where he was going to end up. Keith Olbermann leaving some web-based basement studio video show and leaving political talk for good is nothing but a good thing for the broadcast industry. He never should have left sports!

So, Olbermann is gone. Few will notice, because very few even knew he was doing this video thing. I sure didn’t. I thought he was still at Current TV. He will leave broadcasting and history will regard him as little more than a smudge. He won’t even garner an asterisk.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

First “Collusion”, Now “Obstruction”?

Let’s be honest. The snowflakes have pivoted. They first accused Donald Trump of “colluding with the Russians” over the election. That was the ONLY reason he won. If it hadn’t been for his collusion, Hillary would be president (and she still believes that!)

Well, after a year and a half of looking into it, with no evidence what-so-ever, the Democrats have moved on. They’ve left the “collusion” part in the dust. Instead, now they are saying that Donald Trump “obstructed justice” when he fired Mike Flynn because he knew ahead of time that Trump lied to then FBI Director, James Comey. Since he knew about it ahead of time, he should have reported it to the FBI, rather than fire Comey.

And according to some of the greatest legal minds this country has produced (none of whom by the way are conservative), this latest charge from the snowflakes is going to go the way of the collusion charge. They are so inept at their jobs (and some of them are even attorneys!) and so pissed that Trump beat Clinton, they can’t see straight…they can’t let it go.

And so, the snowflake ball continues.

The left is damned and determined to do anything they can to take Trump down. They don’t care if Pence is VP and would take his place because Pence is a politician. They’d rather work with a politician than a businessman who actually understands more about how the country works than their addled minds can ever imagine. And the sad part of it is, they should be helping the country…they should be helping the Republicans build something. Instead, they are content to tear down and play politics. And the REALLY sad part is, they aren’t very good about playing the politics of it. It’s SO played, and SO obvious.

Democrats need to get some new leadership. Are you telling me that Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer are the best and brightest this party has? Are you telling me that Little Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is the best they have? Is Hillary Clinton their best candidate? If that’s the case, they should just pack it in and all go home. Forget about draining the swamp…they need some bodies!

No, this obstruction of justice cry is going to go the way of Hillary Clinton. It’s not going anywhere because it’s (forgive the pun) Trumped up. There’s nothing to it. First of all, I doubt Donald Trump can even define obstruction of justice not being a lawyer. Second, I doubt most of the snowflakes calling for it can define it either.  And lastly, I’m not sure the American public could define it. But just for the record:

Omnibus Clause 18 USC § 1503 states: “whoever . . . . corruptly or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication, influences, obstructs, or impedes, or endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede, the due administration of justice, shall be (guilty of an offense).”

And now you know.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!