The Death of Liberalism?

If you look at the political landscape today, you may say the Republicans in congress are stepping in a giant pile of dog doo. I’d be inclined to agree with you. But if you continue to look past Capitol Hill, and see what the mood of the country is, you have to shake your head at people that are still carrying their “liberal” membership card. It appears that the card is as outdated as corded house phones.

Remember the old line, “If you’re not a liberal at 25 years of age you have no heart, and if you’re still a liberal at 50 years of age you have no brains”? Well, it appears that most of America is in fact, conservative. Oh, there are pockets of liberalism out there, but is it really dying out? The left doesn’t want you to think so…but there are signs that is exactly what’s happening.

Before we go any further with this, we need to agree on one thing. Politics is cyclical. It always has been because as a nation, we flip-flop back and forth between wanting to be liberal and wanting to be conservative. I actually think we’re mostly a little more on the conservative side of the fence, but when someone like an FDR, or an Obama comes along and shoves us left of center, we like it…at least until the bill comes due. Then we skip right back to the other side of the fence. That’s because overall, Americans know that liberalism doesn’t work. It can’t for one very simple reason. It’s failed everywhere it’s tried because it spends way too much money and delivers way too little to the masses in return.

So, is liberalism dead in America? There are people that seem to think so. There was an article in the Wall Street Journal this past week indicating that at the local and state level, the libs have already lost. At the national level with the Supreme Court heading way to the right from where it’s been, and with the GOP (not necessarily the conservatives) in control of congress and the White House, it would appear that way. And when you look at the masses, they appear to be more aligned with the right than the left. Now, there are exceptions. Millennials facing huge college debt are turning to socialists like Bernie Sanders. Unfortunately those folks are also learning that Bernie is tainted with corruption like his wife is, and that’s a turnoff for them. Gen X’ers who were also very anti-right wing a few years back when they helped elect Bill Clinton, learned that being left isn’t always a good thing…and Clinton was a rather centrist Democrat.

Overall, I’d say liberalism isn’t dead…but is wounded. It’s going to take more than an Elizabeth Warren or anybody in Hollywood to bring it back. And it probably won’t happen anytime soon. Usually when you have these radical of shifts in power like what we had eight years ago, and what we had this past November, there is about an 8-12 year period where we stay with that group, and then switch. If that’s the case, look for Trump or someone on his team to maintain leadership at least through 2024.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

What Needs To Happen To Get Back To Work

I’m frankly appalled at the liberals in this country. They are the biggest bunch of sniveling, whining, losers and crybabies I think I’ve ever seen. And after the shooting of Steve Scalise and others while practicing for an annual charity baseball game, JUST BECAUSE THEY WERE REPUBLICANS, by a deranged Bernie Sanders supporter, we are close to going, if not already gone, off the rails as a nation.

So, what has to happen to stop the madness we are experiencing from the left right now? Frankly, they need to grow up. Republicans, while never accepting Barack Obama as their president, and disapproving of his illegal methods of governing, never, ever took to shooting members of congress, or running roughshod over the opposition as the mainstream liberal media has been doing. As recently as Thursday, the once vaunted, New York Times decided to blame Sarah Palin, who had absolutely nothing to do with what happened on Wednesday for the shooting of Scalise. How outside the lines can this group of morons color?

What needs to happen is simple. Liberals, you don’t have to like Donald Trump as president. I never once liked Barack Obama. That’s fine. That’s expected. You don’t have to play Harry Reid and lie on the floor of the Senate, or play Nancy Pelosi and one minute tell the world that you have to pass Obamacare to see what’s in the bill, and the next, scream how awful Republicans are for not telling the Democrats what they are working on. The anger and angst on the left in inconceivable. You lost. And by all accounts, if you keep up the anger you’re showing, and hearing from Bernie Sanders, you’re going to keep losing. That’s because anger never wins elections. Anger does nothing positive. If you’re upset that your party nominated someone totally incapable of running for president, I get that. So, what are you going to do about it? YOUR party (not mine) was to blame for putting Hillary Clinton up against a neophyte. I didn’t do that. She had more baggage than Samsonite for God’s sake. Any idiot with an IQ of six could have figured that one out.

No, unfortunately, until the left decides to act like human beings, and forget all of this “anti-Trump” and vitriolic rhetoric that they spew like vats of acid, what we saw Wednesday will continue. Because those people who see their leaders acting like eight year olds will begin, as this idiot did, to think it’s ok for them to act like eight year olds. Hollywood is to blame. The left wing media is to blame. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are to blame. So is Maxine Waters. When you speak to incite violence, you can’t be surprised when violence erupts. It’s time for the Democrats around this country to pull it in, fix their party, because it’s woefully broken, and get ready for the next round. You NEVER heard this type of acid-tongued crap from the Republicans in the last eight years. You NEVER saw someone from the right shooting members of congress. The blame is solely on the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, the DNC and their followers, and liberals everywhere. This is on you, and it’s on you to fix it. And no…gun control isn’t the answer. Stop your bitching and start getting to work!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Gillibrand Just Fu**in’ Wrong

I run into this time and time again. I sit on a Board of Directors out here in the desert (and no, it’s not with a jackrabbit, a coyote, and a couple of haveolinas…it’s real). And it seems that from time to time I have to remind myself that the reason I’m sitting here isn’t to “help” people. That’s not what someone in this position does. And Kirsten Gillibrand needs to learn the lesson sooner rather than later.

Speaking at the Personal Democracy Forum in New York City this past Thursday, the Senator that took Hillary Clinton’s seat was dropping F-bombs quicker than a carpet bombing raid in Desert Storm. She mentioned, “If we’re not here helping people, we should go the f*ck home”. Sorry Kirsten. That’s not why you are in the Senate, and if you think that it is, you are WAY off base. You are there to pass laws for the good of the country, not to “help people”. Those are two different things.

And that is what I have to remind myself consistently on the board. I’m not here to help the little old lady that has a hard time getting from point A to point B. As much as I would try to help her as a fellow human being who cares about her plight, that’s not my position. My position is to run a corporation, set the path to which the management team should go down. Kirsten’s position is to pass laws that are good for the country (and not for individuals or small groups of people). There is a HUGE difference between the two.

To think that Gillibrand is being touted as a possible 2020 presidential candidate with the wrong idea of what her job description is, is kind of frightening. If you are not able to understand the job you currently have, what in God’s green earth makes you think you are qualified to get a promotion? It’s the Peter Principle portrayed in real life. The only problem here is you are in a position to do some real damage if it comes to fruition. Now, having said that, I know my liberal friends out there are screaming at their computer screens that it’s already happened with Donald Trump in the White House, and there are instances that they may be right, but those are only instances. When you don’t understand what it is you are supposed to do, you can’t understand where it is the guy above you does. It’s that simple.

No, Kirsten Gillibrand needs to a) clean up her act with the F-bombs, and b) needs to understand why she is in the United States Senate in the first place. That is akin to Journalism School graduates coming out saying that they want to change the world. You aren’t going to change the world as a journalist. You are SUPPOSED to report on the news. If you want to be an editorial writer, that’s different, but journalism is about covering the facts, not your version of the facts. Let’s hope for all of our sakes that Kirsten Gillibrand is alone in her mistaken view of what it is she does!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Snowflake Justice

Do you want to know the real difference between conservatives and liberals? Conservatives basically (though not entirely) believe that we are a nation of laws and as such we need to follow those laws. That means that from time to time people sometimes get caught because they’ve broken the law and they need to be punished for that. Liberals on the other hand believe that just because you’ve broken a law doesn’t mean anything…especially if it’s a law that they don’t agree with.

And when something happens whereby a snowflake judge can’t allow lawbreakers to skate scot-free because he/she doesn’t agree with the law, they feel that they are being humiliated as human beings. Let me give you an example. Over in the 9th circus Court of Appeals (in San Francisco, so you know where this is going), Judge Stephen Reinhardt, who was never elected, but was appointed to the 9th circus, is upset because Donald Trump signed an executive order on January 25th that basically allowed Department of Homeland Security officials and ICE agents the ability to do their jobs and catch people that are here illegally and deport them. Hmm…it would seem that most people that would be in charge of making sure people follow the law would think that’s a good thing. Not so with Justice Reinhardt, who is incensed that he is being humiliated by President Trump. He’s not allowed to keep an illegal alien in the country, simply because he wants to.

No, I wish I were joking here. It’s this kangaroo court style justice that you see too often in the 9th circus… which by the way is the most overturned appellate court in the country. This is the mentality of people that are being appointed to the bench by liberals like Bobo Obama, and Jimmy Carter (who appointed him before leaving office). It is this type of circular logic that defies our legal process almost from the most basic element. You are not breaking the law if you have been trod upon by society. You are free to enter the country illegally because you were somehow treated unfairly in the country you came from. And you are just trying to seek a better life for yourself and maybe your family. What’s so wrong about that?

There’s nothing wrong with that, other than the fact that you’ve entered the country illegally. Had you actually gone through the process of coming into the country legally, like most immigrants do, there is absolutely nothing wrong with it, and you’re entitled to take a stab at the Great American Dream. But just because you made it here doesn’t mean you should be allowed to stay here. Until Mexico recently realized that the way they dealt with illegal aliens was harsher than the United States’ policy, and so they changed it to be much more lenient, the Mexican judicial system was simple. You got thrown in jail for being in their country illegally. There was no dancing around the subject or feeling sorry for you. It was only after the US decided to try and emulate that law that Mexico got more liberal in their admission policies. That doesn’t make it right.

Sorry Judge Reinhardt, but if you feel humiliated because the President is making you follow the law (which you should be doing in the first place), then maybe the bench isn’t the place you should be putting your rear end. Maybe you ought to be down on the border somewhere…or in another country helping folks do it the right way.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Gloria Steinem At It Again

I will hand it to Gloria Steinem, if nothing else she is persistent. And there isn’t much else she is. She’s not very intelligent. She’s not very well spoken. She’s not actually good looking or sensible. But she is persistent. She’s also a little wacko. She told an audience recently during one of those sit down and be asked a bunch of questions by someone else sitting down type of deals, that the REAL reason for climate change? Well, I’ll quote her directly:

“Are you kidding me? If we had not been systematically forcing women to have children they don’t want or can’t care for over the 500 years of patriarchy, we wouldn’t have the climate problems that we have. That’s the fundamental cause of climate change.”

There you have it. The fundamental reason behind global change warming climate is the fact that for 500 years, women couldn’t get an abortion! And of course, it’s all man’s fault…because for the longest time, men were the ones that actually made the rules.

Forget the fact that Earth can take care of itself. Forget the fact the Earth has cooled and warmed on its own for millions of years before man ever came along. Forget the fact that regardless what is done by man, it’s not going to change how the earth warms and cools one iota. Forget all of that. It’s a simple equation for Gloria Steinem. If you take away abortion, you are going to shove us all into extinction because of global change warming climate (or whatever it’s called this week).

This is one whacked out woman.

Now, in her hey-day, Gloria Steinem was this really loud-mouthed, really vocal feminist that started “Ms. Magazine”, and no…it didn’t stand for Multiple Sclerosis. It was because she didn’t want married women to be called “Mrs.”. She felt somehow that label was unbecoming of a woman and would stop her from reaching her full potential. What really was her goal was to allow women who weren’t finding men to marry the right to feel good about themselves, and for that I applaud her. For the rest of her nonsense, she needs to retire, and sip daiquiris all day somewhere. Her time has come and gone. The ERA (Equal Rights Amendment for those of you under 45) failed miserably and won’t be coming back soon.

This is just one of the things wrong with the left. They come up with these inane statements about stuff just to get attention. They can’t mean it…I mean, are they that stupid? These are supposed to be the most progressive, best read, smartest people on the planet (if you listen to them), and they are coming up with stuff like this? And they chided Ronald Reagan for saying that trees were taking up all the oxygen???

When people stop listening to liberal-speak, this country will get back on track, and not before. You don’t run a country, a government, or a company, trying to please every person in it. You will go crazy trying to do it. Maybe that’s liberals’ problem. They’ve tried for so long to be so inclusive and have yet to realize they can’t ever achieve that dream.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Perez Not Making Many Friends Early On

Make no mistake, Tom Perez is out to make a difference in his party. The new head of the Democrats in America is reading the tea leaves, and sees that in order to make a difference, he needs to take the Dems hard left…following the likes of Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. And he doesn’t care if those more moderate folks in his party make the trip or not.

Perez has been on some sort of speaking tour marathon for the past couple of weeks. His crowds aren’t all that impressive, and his message has taken a vast left wing turn, which will play well with the Bernie Sanders’ folks. But he is going to alienate a lot of people in the more moderate side of the party, which apparently isn’t what he’s concerned about.

Case in point. Perez wants to have a litmus test on abortion. Yup, you read it right. If you are a Democrat, but you believe in pro-life, you have no place at his table. You won’t get the support of the Democrats, at least at the national level. Now, let’s just take a look at this point and see where he’s going.

More and more Millennials have been raised with only abortion rights in this country. And more and more see it as a viable way to live. So, Perez is making a play for the younger folks in his crowd. The older folks, the ones that may be more moderate on this issue, or even more pro-life, are the ones that currently vote. But Perez is banking on the fact that if Bernie Sanders had won the primary instead of Hillary, he would be in the White House right about now. He may be right, but there are an awful lot of folks who DID back Hillary that would have skipped the Sanders revolution. It’s the same problem the Republicans had with the Tea Party movement. You get people farther to the right, but you alienate those in the center or to the left of the party, and they don’t want to get involved.

Think back how the GOP screwed over their own by “primarying” Republicans that the Tea Party didn’t feel were conservative enough, only to oust someone from their party that had been in Congress for a good long while, and ended up losing the seat to a more moderate Democrat in the fall election. Time and time again it happened. And it’s going to happen the same with the Dems. They are going to be running uber-leftist candidates against those that have more moderate positions, and they are going to find while they may excite the “new base” a little bit, they aren’t going to be able to attract a large enough crowd come general election time to get the win.

And that is the pile of dog crap that Tom Perez is stepping in…day after day…week after week…speech after speech. It didn’t work with the GOP, and it’s not going to work with the Democrats. Somehow, I feel we have two parties that are heading for some big black hole and there is a race to see who can get devoured first!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

“March For Science” Is Really Neither

I’m a child of the 60’s, but somehow, growing up in small-town Michigan, I missed a lot of the excitement. I remember seeing the news reports of the protest marches, the love-in’s, the stuff surrounding Woodstock, etc. But to be honest, I wasn’t even a teenager until late in the decade, and I missed the whole meaning of it. Now, about 50 years later, you can see that generation doesn’t want to give up the past. And it’s sad really.

This past weekend, there was this, “March For Science” in DC. According to their website, there were over 600 other satellite marches around the country for those that were interested enough to give up a Saturday, but not interested enough to get to Washington. That by the way, for you statistic freaks is 1.7% of the towns in the US…and nowhere did anybody actually count the number of people that actually marched.

My point is, what do these marches accomplish except to get a bunch of people riled up, spend money on hotels and food and gas to get to a certain march location, and then leave? I have never understood what the end result is. What gets accomplished in the long run? Why are we doing it? Is it to feel good for a few hours or a few days? Is it to meet like-minded people? Or is it just a throwback to a time long past and some people don’t want to give it up?

Frankly the “March For Science” was neither. There really wasn’t a march per se. It was more of a get together to espouse their love of science and the fact that a more conservative government isn’t going throw the billions of dollars the last one did on climate change research. So, all of these “scientists” wanted to protest that. Actually, about a third of all “science” that has been studied in the past 10 years hasn’t been actual science as defined in the checklist at http://www.guideforscience.com. That means that one out of every three dollars we’ve been spending on this “research” is bunk. This has included most (but not all) of the climate change crap because most of it doesn’t follow the checklist. There are a lot of other examples out there of science that is performed not for the good of humanity, or even curiosity, but for grant money.

That was my point way back when. Governments decided that they would only fund left-leaning “scientific” experiments and studies, especially those that proved that global warming was real. In essence it was found that numbers were fudged in order to achieve the desired results. That’s not science. That’s politics. And why the government, any government should be funding a political theatrical discussion is beyond me. Let the people have the discussion. Let the leaders decide, but don’t you dare call it science. It’s political theater, pure and simple.

So, nothing was accomplished on this “March For Science” this past weekend. Nothing will come of it. Nothing ever has, and I doubt nothing ever will…though my crystal ball has never worked right. But let’s all do ourselves a favor…the next time you see on your favorite news channel the anchor covering some march…and I don’t care which side of the aisle it’s on…pull the channel. Go somewhere else. These things are useless and a waste of time. They are nothing more than a “feel good” strategy that accomplishes nothing!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!