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President Trump

I do support the fine job that President Trump is doing and I feel absolutely no need to defend him. As far as I am concerned, he has done nothing out of the ordinary and has only the best interests of the United States in his sights. No other president has ever been subjected to such close scrutiny by the media. Every private conversation is invaded and reported. Every good and noble deed is buried and ignored. No privacy, many betrayals and

It is an incredible sight to see how organizations like CNN subtly utilize the English language to manipulate feelings. Adjectives are used in places where news stories do not usually have adjectives. Panels of talking heads are not divided between Democrats and Republicans…they are all Democrats discussing with backgrounds in various branches of liberal extremism. I watched for almost an hour (it was as much as I could take) and I did not hear one single conservative idea or common sense point of view. If it wasn’t so real it would have reminded me of a bad Saturday Night Live episode from the seventies.

Former President Obama used his eight years in office to create a race problem in America. Since the sixties progress might not have been as rapid as some would want, but morality cannot be legislated, it just does not work! From slow and steady forward progress we began to regress. Now there is rampant racism against blacks and whites. Those of us who helped lead the way to honest social acceptance, who ostracized the people who told racial jokes, who raised our kids to accept everyone as a child of God are now faced with inexplicable hostility from blacks.

So….

I am not angry with my president, I am angry with Dick Durbin for having such a big mouth and reporting a private conversation to the media. I am disgusted with a senator who spoke into the microphone with absolutely no concern for how his words would affect our relationships with other nations. Dick Durbin is a prime example of a liberal who obviously places political party affiliation ahead of loyalty to his country.

Meanwhile, from the shady underhanded negotiations and shenanigans leading up to and the hidden side agreements included in the deal itself, not to mention the illegal way that the former president got it approved (or not) all the way to the four men callously left to die in Benghazi along with the entire embassy. Has anyone forgotten the famous phrase,”If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.”? Or we could remember monumentally embarrassing Obama actions, who else would return Churchill’s bust to the English?

So…

Why is the media trying to make Donald J. Trump into such a train wreck. By every measure of honesty, the train wreck is not President Trump regardless of how hard the media works to make it so. And it is so very obvious that they are working overtime to create that image as hard as they can. As President Trump keeps the economy on track and keeps Congress scrambling in the right direction, there is little doubt that the media will just become more hateful and childish. Be prepared.

Just one more random point: the Statue of Liberty was given to us by France. The poem about immigrants which was inscribed at the base was added later and was never meant to be a promise or a policy statement. The poetry is a tribute to America’s melting pot, it is not a mandate or requirement to open our borders!

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Post Script on the Senate Race

Alabama has some pretty convoluted election laws. There is no real need to get into the nuts and bolts, but it makes me angry when these ignorant know-it-alls on talk shows claim an accusation equals an assumption of guilt. Almost every single talking head calls for Roy Moore to step aside. If he did, a liberal, anti-Second Amendment, pro-abortion, anti-tax cuts, pro-Obamacare, Democratic Party Line Voter will be guaranteed the seat with no competition. Write-in votes have very little chance of ever even being counted. When these accusations were made it was too late to withdraw Moore from the ballot and no substitutions could be made.

So, Alabamians are left with a true ethical quandary. Fortunately, we have more information on the facts and the accusers than is reported on the national media. Also, we have finally begun to see more conservative ads challenging Doug Jones on what he claims are his mainstream views and policies but which do not conform to mainstream Alabama views and opinions at all! 

December 12 Alabama voters will decide what to do, not America and not the media and not Washington.

It is a conundrum.
AL.com

http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/11/how_to_cast_a_write-in_vote_in.html
“The Alabama Legislature passed a law in 2016 so that write-in votes are not counted on election day. The law stipulates that write-in votes for a particular contest are not counted unless the total number of write-in votes is greater than the difference in the number of votes received by the first place and second place candidates. If that takes place, write-in votes are counted on the seventh day after the election. If the number of write-ins doesn’t meet that threshold, they are not counted.”
I know people were wondering why every democrat and every media outlet was so helpfully recommending that some trusted Republican be put forward for a write-in campaign, they never mentioned this though!

Muddying the Waters……ANOTHER REPOST!

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/11/stepson-roy-moore-accuser-says-shes-lying-stand-behind-judge-100-video/
I won’t be at home much longer canvassing the news, but this is out and available to everyone. I am very disappointed to see, however, that FOX has refused to pick it up.

REPOST: Who Is At Fault?

Quin Hillyer: Mitch McConnell helped create this mess in Alabama
WRITTEN BY QUIN HILLYER ON NOVEMBER 10, 2017 AT 1:49 PM CST

YELLOWHAMMER NEWS :  http://yellowhammernews.com/featured/mitch-mcconnell-helped-create-mess/

If ever there is legitimacy to playing a “blame game,” it exists right now with regard to the mess Alabama Republicans face in a special U.S. Senate election that should not be occurring in the first place.In order of approximate chronology rather than of seriousness, here are all the places the blame lies – with the obvious caveat that by far the largest part of the blame lies with Roy Moore, if the allegations against him are even close to being true.
1) Luther Strange. I am reliably informed that numerous people, wise and experienced, advised Strange not to allow his name even to be considered for appointment to the Senate under the unique circumstances then existing. If he wanted to be the senator, he should have run under his own power, not as the selection of the very governor Strange was supposed to be investigating on criminal charges. The appearance of a conflict of interest was too obvious and too appalling.
2) Robert Bentley. Of course the governor should not have done any of the things that compromised himself in the first place – but, having done so, he should never, ever have considered Strange for the appointment. See above.
3) Mitch McConnell and his minions/Political Action Committees (henceforth: MMMPACs). MMMPACs, having failed to learn the lessons of earlier interferences in state elections (for example, opposing Marco Rubio in Florida, Ben Sasse in Nebraska, and others who proved to be excellent senators), decided to waste some $9 million on behalf of the un-re-electable Strange. Even worse, MMMPACs tried to act as bully-boys, threatening candidates and campaign consultants that if they opposed Strange, they would never work in/have no future in Republican politics ever again. Potentially strong candidates – ones who could have defeated both Strange and Moore – were thus bullied out of the race.
4) Governor Kay Ivey. She was wrong, both practically and I believe legally, to call for the special election this year. Practically, a cash-strapped state should not be spending $15 million to run an election when there would really have been no harm in waiting until a regular election in 2018. Also practically, the unique circumstances of the Bentley scandal meant that the political waters were too roiled to allow the public a “normal” and thoughtful consideration of the potential candidates, with too little time for some potentially good candidates to get organized enough to make the race. Finally, while nobody challenged her in court, I am convinced that once Bentley had called the election for 2018, nothing in state law allows a governor the power to unilaterally change a duly called election date. In short, this election should not have been held until November of 2018.
5) Mo Brooks. This is the least of these blame points but it warrants inclusion on this list. The conservative with the best chance of sneaking past Strange into the runoff with Moore chose an ill-conceived tactic that blew up in his face, by airing a TV ad with video of Brooks being interviewed at the scene of the shooting of Majority Whip Steve Scalise. Scalise’s staffers themselves were outraged, and were quoted complaining that Brooks appeared to be trying to profit politically from the assassination attempt.
6) Strange and MMMPACs. Together, they ran one of the most despicable campaigns I have witnessed in more than four decades involved in or covering politics. They poisoned the well with harshly negative, even vicious, and at least somewhat untrue attacks against both Moore and Brooks. (The worst was the one insinuating that Brooks somehow was weak against ISIS!) And when they weren’t wrongly attacking their opponents, they were running ads for Strange that were so trite they insultingly played into national stereotypes about supposedly simple-minded Alabamans. So obnoxious were their tactics that, if basing the judgment on the campaign alone, neither Strange nor McConnell should ever hold office again.
7) Donald Trump. He, too, should have stayed away from a state’s party primary. By jumping in before the first primary, he helped (at least at the margins) Strange ward off the challenge from Brooks. Well, if the national pooh-bahs wanted “anybody but Moore,” the only way by then to stop Moore was for Brooks to edge past Strange into the runoff. As I said the very day qualifying for the race closed, Strange had no chance on God’s green Earth to defeat Moore in a runoff if those were the two candidates who emerged.

It is time for a hard and fast new rule: National party committees and so-called “Leadership PACs,” and their affiliates, should avoid all direct financial involvement in party primaries. Sure, they can and ought to try to recruit good candidates, but their recruiting pitch should be this: “We can help line you up with good strategists and workers and policy briefings, and we will commit to raising X amount of money for you if you emerge as the nominee. But aside from that, winning the nomination is up to you; we are holding our money and our clout for use against Democrats in the general election, not to trash fellow Republicans in a primary.”

Mitch McConnell, Luther Strange and company utterly screwed up this whole election. They should hang their heads in shame.

Yellowhammer Contributing Editor Quin Hillyer, of Mobile, also is a Contributing Editor for National Review Online, and is the author of Mad Jones, Heretic, a satirical literary novel published in the fall of 2017.

OK, This is Personal

Everyone knows that I live in Alabama, so please do not be irritated with me because I have to express an opinion on these latest Democratic accusations.

Even though I am not a young lady, Roy Moore has been around as a political figure in this state for a long long time. He has been in some of the nastiest, low down and dirty campaign battles some of which were probably deserving of cat scratch fever. He has lost some and won more. Through it all, the man has always been known to be devoted to family, I mean there was never even a rumor. He is not perfect and has had problems but none of them have been of this order. In fact, this does not fit his MO in general.
Suddenly, he is running in a national election that is extremely important to the National Democrats as the Republican Nominee. Suddenly, the Democrats come out with a woman who claims he sexually harassed her 40 years ago along with 4 more for good measure. It does not pass the smell test!

I have not heard ONE NEWS ORGANIZATION or ONE REPUBLICAN say anything about investigating the allegations to determine whether or not they are true. It smells an awful lot like swampy politicians in Washington will do anything, ANYTHING, to avoid having another elected Senator who cannot be bought, operates on principle, believes in the Constitution over political party and the Bible over lying lobbyists.

Yes, I am angry.

Today I am seeing every single establishment republican stand up, grab any microphone in sight and jump on Judge Moore without even knowing whether these highly suspicious charges (which any woman can step up and make) are true. Not only did this woman wait 40 years, she also cleverly timed it so that no time would be left for an official investigation before the election. Does no one even question THAT?? Five women who have suddenly sprouted out of the woodwork. Does no one wonder why this was never done before in any of those other rough and tumble elections? Maybe because the allegations are not true and you cannot get away with that on a state level…….

I am a little under the weather and so have been on Fox sporadically for most of the day, even they are just playing the Democratic talking points. Those talking points were obviously prepared well ahead, at least in Alabama, and have been saturating Twitter and social media here. The whole Washington Post story broke with its accompanying campaign in 24-36 hours. It looked like the Republican leadership certainly were marching happily together and the MSM threw a party.

As far as I am concerned, every single person – black, white, rich, poor, Latino, Chinese, Native American, Democrat, Republican, male, female, LGBTQ – I mean every single person in this country is innocent until proven guilty. Otherwise, all of our elections are nothing but fodder for manipulation by those who do not want the status quo upset in Washington.

I hope Conservatives keep Alabama and Judge Moore in their prayers. He is not like what the media portrays…….lol, but then neither is Alabama.

UPDATE: I have posted this in greater detail in comments, but for whoever is interested there is evidently a telephone poll being conducted today (10 November 2017) in AL not 100% conducted for clarity or to reflect actual reality. I do not know who is sponsoring this poll, but I do have just enough education to recognize that the methodology stinks!

UPDATE: As I consume more details I am still convinced that no person should ever be convicted without due process. However, I have blogged a repost (is that even possible?) from AL.com and am praying every night for my poor bedeviled state. (14 November 2017)

Come, Let Us Reason Together..


Everyone has gotten so caught up in the minutiae of political correctness, the blood sport of team politics and an unbelievable and unshakable conviction that we are a permanently established society that can not be seriously threatened beyond our ability to neutralize or eliminate – do people no longer think for themselves? Even when shocking and terribly obvious horrible actions are brought to the public’s attention, citizens immediately run to their party talking points. 

In my opinion, the most serious, the most dangerous, the most foolish and apparently also the most criminal action to date which “We, the people” are being subtly told is not that much of an issue is the Uranium 1 Deal. Putting all extraneous considerations aside, this is NOT a partisan issue and will have an equal impact on every American regardless of economic situation, racial classification, job description, age or religious affiliation. This is a classic example of dressing up a wolf in sheep’s clothing and watching most of the public following the media who are rushing down the path to herd the sheep!

The last administration set up, co-ordinated and facilitated selling possession, command and control of 20% (1/5) of America’s uranium (an extremely valuable radioactive metal used to produce nuclear weapons) to one of our greatest enemies – Russia! Think about it again. Our leaders profited by selling the ore for nuclear bombs to Russia and gave them control of 1/5 of the total uranium production. Russia also was able to ship some of it out after processing which required some level of government arrangement…Russia had slipped it through our protections and border controls.

Rome would never have sold swords to the Visigoths or the Gauls! Barbarians would not have been allowed to control 1/5 of the sword production or chariot manufacturing in the Roman Empire. Common sense dictates that internal politics have to take a backseat to external threats! I have not heard that Washington offered to sell the English ammunition before or during the Revolutionary War, after all both countries were popularly using the “Bessie Musket”, even in the military. We did not trade weapons or ammo which could be used on citizens or soldiers. We were walking around with common sense and our leaders were Patriots and leaders. They would never have even considered such a thing! What happened?

Before uranium is processed into the final explosive, destructive and most evil weapon on this planet it is processed and handled in a form called “yellow cake”. If we still had some of that common sense our parents walked around with everyone would have expected that an exit path for the purchased uranium would be arranged also, and it was. “Yellow cake” has been cleverly slipped through our protections and borders into the physical clutches of Russia and Vlad Putin. We do not know where it went.

One of our enemies who actively works against us both inside and out of our borders, who has repeatedly tried to interfere with our Republic and its functioning, who does not respect the sovereignty of any other nation, who does not even treat his own citizens in a moral way now has control of a good portion of the American resource required to build a nuclear bomb. He has stolen away some of it already. 

If we do not investigate this, unravel it, set Justice on the right course and then clean out every person and process that allowed this travesty to occur, our serious incidents will become exponentially worse and more frequent. Only by shining light on the dealings of the former administration will we be able to sift out the deep state working against the Executive and the Legislative branches.

Are we going to keep trying to persecute a properly elected president, following a melodramatic media that keeps promising impeachable evidence around the next bend (9 months and still waiting while they are still frantically looking)? Perhaps we should focus on policies, problems and coming together on common ground before our divisions break this nation apart

See:  http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/dahlgren/171028

Regarding Tantrums..

A PROTEST WITHOUT A PURPOSE ISNT A PROTEST, IT’S A TANTRUM                                                                                                                            The Birmingham News – October 13, 2017
By State Rep. Rich Wingo (R – Tuscaloosa), who serves House District 62                                                                                                                      in the Alabama Legislature. Wingo was a member of the University of                                                                                                                                         Alabama football team from 1974 to 1978, and played for the                                                                                                                                                                                        Green Bay Packers from 1979 to 1986.
As a former linebacker for the NFL’s Green Bay Packers and the University of Alabama, I had the opportunity to play for two of the finest men to ever serve as head coaches – Paul “Bear” Bryant and Bart Starr.
One of the most important lessons Coach Bryant and Coach Starr taught me was plain and simple respect — respect for ourselves, respect for our coaches and teammates, and respect for our great nation. They also stressed showing your class in every situation and being humble.

The current “protests” being staged against our nation’s flag and anthem by players throughout the NFL violate every principle of respect those two great men drilled into players like me during their careers. The NFL is currently suffering from a complete lack of good leadership and it hurts me to watch it happen. The two coaches under whom I played simply would not have allowed the current situation to come to pass, and, instead, would demand that their players show proper respect for the patriotic symbols of our nation and its people. Like many Americans, I do not view the act of NFL players “taking a knee” during the National Anthem as an acceptable form of protest.
Most of the players who have chosen to sit or kneel have not outlined a specific reason, stated a goal, or defined what constitutes a victory in their eyes. If they have no goals to achieve by kneeling, how can they know when to start standing again?

A protest without a purpose is not a protest – it’s a tantrum.

The sadness of the situation was only compounded when players for the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars took a knee when the “Star Spangled Banner” was played before their recent game on foreign soil in London, but they stood at attention during “God Save The Queen.”

I do believe that every American has the right to protest or to have their voice heard, but they must be prepared to accept the consequences. Americans are likely to abandon the NFL by the millions if players continue to betray and insult our nation and its enduring symbols of freedom.
There are other, more effective and less offensive methods players may utilize to express their dissatisfaction with whatever is angering them. They could easily stage a rally, hold a press conference to protest, or, more importantly, invest or volunteer in their communities and do something constructive to change lives for the better.

We do not have to look too far into our nation’s past to see where the disrespect for American values and symbols took root. Activist judges and weak leadership in past generations forced the Pledge of Allegiance and prayer to be taken out of our children’s classrooms, and Hollywood has joined forces with the mainstream media to promote a radical social agenda that has turbocharged moral decay. Millions of brave men and women have fought, bled, and died on foreign battlefields across the globe in order to defend our nation and the symbols that define it.

In my opinion, the NFL players’ actions are one step away from burning an American flag on the 50-yard line, and the commissioner, team owners, and coaches need to do what Coach Bryant and Coach Starr would have done by demanding an end to the on-going sideline shenanigans immediately.
note: I would like to add that I remember “Bear” Bryant having a very low tolerance for disrespect, bad behavior or breaking team rules. His players were mostly proud to be held to tough standards and high expectations. It may have been old school, but many have continued on to have successfull and fulfilling careers. -cat-

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