Looks Like US Was Right, Europe Was Wrong!

Liberals won’t ever admit this…well MOST liberals won’t. One already has. Bill Gates has basically called on Europe to stem the tide of immigrants to their countries because of terrorism. And the farther we go down this immigration road, the more it looks like Donald Trump and his travel ban have the right idea. You can’t harm a nation if you can’t get to the nation…at least not with C4 and other explosives.

And that leads us to today’s topic. Folks that were crying for “open borders” not too long ago, were all upset at anything that would not allow anybody, terrorist or not, to enter our country. After all, doesn’t the Statue of Liberty say, “Give us your poor, tired, huddled masses”? It does. But it doesn’t say anything about giving us people that want to blow us up just because we don’t worship like you do. And those people that felt that way are starting to come around to thinking that maybe…just maybe…this open borders for Middle Eastern immigrants isn’t such a good idea after all.

Now, I’ll preface all of the rest of this piece by saying that Angela Merkel and her like are still not convinced. I think the folks in England are starting to get the message. Sweden has learned that 95% of their gang-related violence stems from immigrants. That’s an astounding number. And they have found out they have 2,000 radicalized terrorists living in their midst. And that’s little ol’ Sweden! What do you think is going on in Germany or France?

Here in this country, Donald Trump’s increase of border patrols, travel bans, and the like are starting to have an immediate effect. Illegal aliens (and yes…they are both) are starting to stay at home. Arrests in San Diego have doubled under Trump, and the illegals have learned not to try and tempt the border patrol. The same can be said at Yuma, Nogales, El Paso, and Brownsville, all along the southern border. I fully realize that isn’t the ONLY place these folks are getting in. The next big area we will have to protect is Canada, which is the world’s longest unprotected border. But we’re going to have to do that as well eventually.

The whole lesson to the world here is exactly what Trump said during the campaign. A nation without borders isn’t a nation. We weren’t a nation under Obama. We were letting people flood into the country without consequence. You can’t have rules that you don’t enforce, and then have other rules that you enforce because the public isn’t going to be able to differentiate between the two. Either you have rules and you follow them and enforce them, or you don’t. If you don’t, you have anarchy and chaos. And while I know some folks that would be very happy to have that happen, that’s no way to run a country. You don’t have to believe me. Just take a look at what’s happening across Europe. That is what happens when you don’t enforce laws and rules. You get what you pay for!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Letting Trump Be Trump

There has been this HUGE brouhaha over Donald Trump tweeting about Mika and Joe on CNN, and whether he should do it; whether its presidential; whether she had a facelift; whether he needs to do something else with his time.

Well, I’ll wade into the argument today. First and foremost, does Trump have a right to tweet? Yes, absolutely. Just because you are president doesn’t mean you give up your first amendment rights to freedom of speech, and that includes HOW you speak, not just what you say. So, on that accord, he has every right to go around the mainstream media, who screw up his message anyway, and use something like Twitter to get his message direct to the public. It’s no different than Teddy Roosevelt using the “bully pulpit”, because the internet wasn’t around at the turn of the 20th century.

Second, was Trump right in attacking these two talking head buffoons on Twitter? That’s an entirely separate matter and the answer is no. I do agree with the pundits that he needs to be more “presidential” (whatever that is), and let this crap slide off his back. He is above all of this stuff, or at least should be. That is the gist of it. He needs to realize that these idiot snowflakes are pissed as hell that he beat their beloved criminal…er…candidate, Hillary Clinton, and that they will always feel he “stole” the election. Nothing in the world is going to change that, and nothing is going to stop them from trying to get him out of office. Small tasks for small minds. The people that waste their time and energy with this “resistance” movement need to realize that is exactly what they are doing…wasting their time. Live your damn lives, and don’t worry about Trump. If that’s the most important thing in your life, you need to get outside more often. And that goes for Nancy Pelosi, Charlie Schumer, and Maxine Waters as well. Stop trying to figure out HOW to get him out of office, and do your damn jobs!

Speaking of doing your damn jobs, I would also like to say that the selection of message topics in Trumps tweets are totally off base. Frankly, I don’t care who he likes or doesn’t like. It doesn’t matter to me, and it shouldn’t matter to anyone else either. I would MUCH prefer that he spend his precious tweeting time telling Americans why the Senate needs to pass the repeal of Obamacare. I would MUCH rather that he spend time on the campaign trail pushing to get this monstrosity of an abortion out of our lives before it crashes and burns and then you’ve got a HUGE mess on your hands that you know the Democrat snowflakes out there won’t take the blame for…even though it’s their doing, and they own it. Spend your time, Donald, talking about REAL issues. Stop the fake news crap. CNN already has lost all of their credibility, and they know it. Oh, they try and hide it, but they know they’ve been caught and the polls I’ve seen shows the American people know it as well and don’t trust media any farther than they can throw them. So, let’s get tweeting about something more important than some over-paid, under-talented media hack’s facelift, ok?

And with that, I say…

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

CNN Cries Foul

I’m really amazed at the size of the cuervos that CNN is displaying recently. They have been caught faking news for over a year now. And by faking news, let’s be clear so there is no misunderstanding. They have been caught six times by my own count, and I’m sure I’m missing some stuff, that they have made up. That means they have manufactured stories that not only were false, or that they just misquoted someone, the stories never even existed in the first place. They were fantasy. They were fiction. News organizations by the way, are not supposed to publish or air fiction as the truth. That is wrong.

And now, CNN of all people are crying foul. They are upset that they’ve been caught. They are upset that three of their own reporters, producers, and journalists have been forced to resign because they were putting together stories on Russia and the Trump administration that had no basis in fact. In other words…they lied. They lied about who was involved…they lied about what happened…they lied about the whole affair. And that’s the same thing that has been going on under Jeff Zucker’s rule ever since Donald Trump announced he was running for president over a year ago.

It’s gotten so bad that AT&T, which is actually considering adding CNN to its stable of communications companies, has told Time Warner not to move forward with the purchase of CNN until “Zucker is neutralized”. That is never a good thing.

For any journalistic endeavor, be it print, radio, TV, magazine, or internet, to be so outed in such a blatant fashion that they are routinely giving false information, made up information as fact is astounding in my world. That whole channel and everybody that works there ought to be shut down. They have lost every shred of credibility that they ever had, and for people like Wolf Blitzer and Chris Cuomo to cry out that this is terrible and it has to stop now (they were talking about the bashing of CNN) is ridiculous. What needs to stop now is CNN from broadcasting.

You cannot be a news organization if nobody trusts you. And for far too long, the mainstream media has gotten away with publishing slanted, biased articles and news stories that may have had a shred of truth in them, but by the time they reached the public, they were so shrouded in innuendo and covered in left-wing ideology that they were nowhere near what they started out to be. Finally, someone, and in this case it happens to be the president of the United States, is calling them out. He is telling their reporters that he won’t answer their questions because they are fake news. He is seating them in the rear of the press conferences, and not calling on them. He is basically telling them, you want to play ball like this, you get shut out. He’s one step away from pulling their credentials, which is what he should do in the first place.

No, CNN is the 2017 version of ACORN. They need to go away. They need to be shut down as a lesson to all media, on both sides that if you can’t give the news in a fair and objective manner, you have no business giving the news at all.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Random Thoughts On “Independence Day”

I’m proud to be an American. Even when that buffoon, Bobo Obama was in the White House, I was still proud to be an American. I just thought out voters were very misguided…and I’ve been proven right on that account since. Today, July 4, 2017, our 241st birthday as a nation, I’m even prouder. But there are some idle thoughts blowing through the ol’ brain like the tumbleweeds outside my door.

I’m tired of Democrats that do nothing but reach for the “nth degree” every time something doesn’t go their way. Case in point is this healthcare debate. All you’re hearing is how many people will die, how many people won’t be able to get healthcare. You’re not hearing about the 14 million people that will be saved because they don’t want (and never did) healthcare in the first place. You only hear about the 3 million people that will lose their insurance…and the 500 billion people that will die each year because of those mean Republicans. Let’s give it a rest, huh gang?

I’m tired of biased media. Sure, there’s freedom of the press, and as a former member of said group, I embrace that even today. But let’s stop with the friggin’ anti-Trump hate speech. Mika & Joe, you brought it on yourself. No, Trump wasn’t right for tweeting what he did, but you started it, and you are wrong…and also a little bat-crap crazy. Try playing journalists instead of right wing bashers. You’ll probably actually gain an audience and people will realize you actually have a cable news show!

I’m tired of tweets. Is there a way we can just blow the damn website up? I’m tired of Trump’s tweets, I’m tired of his detractors’ tweets, hell, I’m tired of MY tweets. Be done with it already!

Think of how great this nation has become in 241 years, and how far we’ve fallen in the last 10. We aren’t anywhere near as great as we were in George W. Bush’s first term, right after 9/11. We came together, as Americans do, in times to trouble. And since then, it’s been downhill. I feel like I live in the last days of the Roman Empire, living in Constantinople.

I often wonder what Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton would say about us today. These guys came from about as diametrically opposed views as you can get, and it’s my belief that both of them would look at the USA today, shake their heads, and roll over in their graves. They’d both wonder why we haven’t had at least one good revolution by now!

There is a part of me that fears for my grandkids. They are just starting to get to the age where they know what’s going on in the world, and I fear for them. What will their world be like in 50 years?

OK…enough fear and negativity. Get out there today, fire up that grill, get the hot dogs, steaks, chicken, hamburger, or whatever the hell else you’re having ready…pop open a cool one, haul out the bag of fireworks you bought illegally from two states over, and wait until I go to bed, then set them all off all night long. I’ve got nothing to do tomorrow but sleep!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

What Will Dems Do If AHCA Isn’t Passed?

The Republicans are getting zero help on trying to repeal Obamacare from the Democrats. I get that. After all, it was the only big thing congress passed the entire time Bobo was in office. God knows you can’t say they passed much on the budget! But what really happens if the GOP can’t put together a package that repeals or repeals and replaces Obamacare? What happens to the Democrats then, and what happens to healthcare then?

Well, let’s tackle the first question first. If the GOP can’t agree on something that actually gets rid of Obamacare, or plays with it enough that it isn’t anything like what it is today, then Obamacare is going to die on the vine. Everybody agrees with that. The money just isn’t there to keep a bad idea like this healthcare debacle going. And the GOP that rules both houses, certainly isn’t going to vote to put more money into it. So, Obamacare dies, whose fault is that? It’s the Democrats’ fault because they are the ones that put this thing together in the first place. THEY are the ones that created a plan so bad that it couldn’t last more than five years in practice.

Now, Elizabeth Warren is already out there crying that the next step for healthcare is that we need to go for single payer. And you’re already hearing that from the more liberal wing of the Snowflake party. That was the plan all along, so all she is doing is echoing the playbook that was written seven years ago. That isn’t going to fly any more than I can if I flap my arms hard enough. So, we can discount Warren’s suggestion as nothing more than a fantasy.

Let’s look at what happens to healthcare if the GOP can’t pass a repeal bill. Obamacare dies later this year. That means that for most people, nothing happens. Most people have their insurance through work. There are quite a few of the “22 million” people that the Democrats are crying will lose healthcare if Obamacare is dismantled that are on Medicaid. They actually don’t belong there because they are people that normally wouldn’t qualify for Medicaid…they make too much money. In fact, under Obamacare, you can make like 400% of the poverty level and qualify for Medicaid. Hell, my wife and I living comfortably on retirement would qualify without batting an eyelash! And we aren’t destitute by any stretch of the imagination.

So, five million folks on Medicaid that COULD afford insurance would lose the freebie. 14 million people that were forced to buy Obamacare that don’t want or need insurance would lose it, and they’d be ok with that. That leaves three million people that need it, want it, and would be unable to get it. Those are the people that lose out in this mess. That by the way is less than 1% of the population. And since when do we spend over $1 trillion on less than 1% of the population?

If Obamacare dies, all of the regulations, all of the taxes, all of the mandates die with it. It goes away. It IS repealed because there is no more money there to fund it. Also going away are the mandates that tell insurance companies if you don’t offer Obamacare, you can’t offer individual coverage in that state for 10 years. We basically go back to what we had before Obamacare. Would that be such a bad thing? And think of the money we’d save. The Senate is all excited about saving $320 billion over ten years. If Obamacare dies, it saves $1 Trillion plus over ten years. And those of us that are in the individual marketplace can get the insurance we want from ANY company…not just one small insurance company that makes you drive 2 hours to the closest hospital that accepts their insurance!

No, the GOP would be best to let Obamacare die on the vine. Kill it that way. Then we can ALL (except for the 3 million folks who were without insurance and wanted it before) can get back to life as normal. And by the way…your insurance rates and deductibles and co-pays would drop like a rock!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Megyn Kelly Not A Hit On NBC

Television in this day and age is a very tough business. You have scads of competition. You have cable channels out the yin-yang. You have the internet streaming pretty much every television show that’s ever aired on terrestrial TV, and yet, people seem to want to go into this business. Take Megyn Kelly… the one-time Fox News Channel star that bolted for NBC probably just before she got fired, is finding out the one thing most people in broadcasting learn at one time or another…the grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the fence.

In fact…sometimes there isn’t any grass on the other side of the fence.

That’s pretty much where Kelly is now. Oh, she’s had some heavyweight interviews on her Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly show. She had Vladimir Putin on. She had Alex Jones on, and after the first week that was a bunch of curiosity seekers tuning in, she’s slid for the last four weeks. That’s usually not a good sign. Especially when you have a firebrand like Alex Jones on for an interview and get a whole week’s worth of publicity as to whether your network is even going to air the damn interview or not. All of that hype and she still failed to get the previous week’s viewers!

Well, it happened again this past Sunday. Kelly went from 3.6 to 3.4 million viewers, and it basically means she took one of the lower slots on the ratings. In fact, CBS had a rerun of 60 Minutes that doubled her numbers, and even ABC with a rerun of America’s Funniest Home Video’s doubled her effort. End result? Megyn Kelly needs to either re-tool her show, or look elsewhere for a job. Thank God she’s still got that law degree, huh?

This isn’t anything new. It’s been happening in the media for generations. People move from one station to another station in hopes of a bigger payday, and find out that over half the time, it just doesn’t pan out for them. I saw it…hell, I LIVED it in radio for 35 years. I saw it happen to a lot of friends of mine in both TV and radio all over the country. In the end, the only thing that matters is the paycheck because you learn that there is no loyalty. Megyn Kelly doesn’t seem to understand that yet, but she will. When her show gets cancelled in the next few weeks if the numbers don’t improve, she will get the shepherd’s crook from NBC, and then they’ll try to find something else for their super-expensive new star to do. It’s too bad she didn’t go over to CBS…maybe she could have ended up anchoring the CBS Evening News since Scott Pelley is gone!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Senate Healthcare Bill Gets CBO Numbers In

The House bill for the repeal and replacement of Obamacare was called “mean” by the snowflakes on Capitol Hill. That’s because it dismantled their beloved Obamacare, which is heading to the scrap heap anyway since it’s going to be bankrupt later on this year. And with no insurance companies jumping on board and the few that are still around in the program, it is going to make for meager pickings for the people that still have to go that route.

As for the Congressional Budget Office, they came out with their “scoring” of the Senate’s version of the bill, and showed that over the next ten years it would actually save $321 billion. That’s a savings of about $200 billion over the House version. And 22 million Americans would lose their healthcare insurance vs. the 23 million that would lose insurance under the House plan. But hang on a second.

The Senate bill would include 5 million that would be pared from Medicaid roles that really aren’t that poor…the Obamacare plan just included them to get more people involved. And of the 17 million that are left, there are about 14 million according to the CBO that don’t want insurance, and were forced to buy it under Obamacare. So, what is really happening is that five million people that can afford to pay for their own insurance but were given free insurance under Medicaid are going to have to go back and pay for their own, and another 14 million that never wanted or needed insurance in the first place but were forced to buy it under Obamacare can now opt out of the program since the individual mandate is being done away with. That means that 19 of the 22 million people losing their insurance aren’t really losing insurance. Only 3 million people are being effected. But the Democrats aren’t telling you that. They’re telling you that “thousands of people will die” if the GOP plan passes. They aren’t saying they MAY die. They’re saying they WILL die. Well, I’ve got news for you…you are ALL going to die!

The second point to make here is that the CBO numbers everybody is clamoring about are about as accurate as my calculations on how to send Nancy Pelosi back to Pluto. The CBO, when they scored Obamacare, they missed by 68% the cost of the program. They missed by 72% the number of people that would be enrolled in the program. And they missed entirely the “savings”. They said we’d be saving about $2,500 per household on average. Instead, the average household is paying $3,700 more in insurance premiums for less coverage today than they had seven years ago. So, when the CBO scores big massive programs like this for ten years, they don’t have a very good track record.

The end analysis here is that you have no idea what’s going to happen and neither do I. Anytime a government gets involved in your healthcare, you are going to lose. Governments are designed to set laws that benefit all of the people, maintain infrastructure, print money, and create and maintain an army to protect us from enemies. They aren’t to get into the “business” of selling insurance. That isn’t a right, much as the snowflakes want you to believe it is. It doesn’t exist anywhere in the Constitution. Another reason the snowbirds in DC are way off base…once again!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!