Friday, May 25, 2018

Memorial Day ...

a day reserved to honor those who have died in armed service to our country.

Since the 1970's Memorial Day has been observed on the last Monday of May.  The flag is lowered to half-staff until noon. The half-staff position remembers the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in service of their country. At noon, their memory is raised by the living, who resolve not to let their sacrifice be in vain, but to rise up in their stead and continue the fight for liberty and justice for all.

So while you enjoy your weekend, take time to remember and say a prayer for those who made it possible.

Who are the Real Stars?

The following column was written by Ben Stein, who summers in our lovely Sandpoint, ID just north of where I live. 

While it is not specifically addressed to the heroes who gave their lives in defense of our country, it does put in perspective who are the real "stars" of the world. 
For many years Ben Stein has written a biweekly column for the online website called "Monday Night At Morton's." (Morton's is a famous chain of Steakhouses known to be frequented by movie stars and famous people from around the globe.) Now, Ben is terminating the column to move on to other things in his life. Reading his final column is worth a few minutes of your time.

Ben Stein's Last Column written in 2005.


How Can Someone Who Lives in Insane Luxury Be a Star in Today's World?

As I begin to write this, I "slug" it, as we writers say, which means I put a heading on top of the document to identify it. This heading is "eonlineFINAL," and it gives me a shiver to write it. I have been doing this column for so long that I cannot even recall when I started. I loved writing this column so much for so long I came to believe it would never end.

It worked well for a long time, but gradually, my changing as a person and the world's change have overtaken it. On a small scale, Morton's, while better than ever, no longer attracts as many stars as it used to. It still brings in the rich people in droves and definitely some stars. I saw Samuel L. Jackson there a few days ago, and we had a nice visit, and right before that, I saw and had a splendid talk with Warren Beatty in an elevator, in which we agreed that Splendor in the Grass was a super movie. But Morton's is not the star galaxy it once was, though it probably will be again.

Beyond that, a bigger change has happened. I no longer think Hollywood stars are terribly important. They are uniformly pleasant, friendly people, and they treat me better than I deserve to be treated. But a man or woman who makes a huge wage for memorizing lines and reciting them in front of a camera is no longer my idea of a shining star we should all look up to.

How can a man or woman who makes an eight-figure wage and lives in insane luxury really be a star in today's world, if by a "star" we mean someone bright and powerful and attractive as a role model? Real stars are not riding around in the backs of limousines or in Porsches or getting trained in yoga or Pilates and eating only raw fruit while they have Vietnamese girls do their nails.

They can be interesting, nice people, but they are not heroes to me any longer. A real star is the soldier of the 4th Infantry Division who poked his head into a hole on a farm near Tikrit, Iraq. He could have been met by a bomb or a hail of AK-47 bullets. Instead, he faced an abject Saddam Hussein and the gratitude of all of the decent people of the world.

A real star is the U.S. soldier who was sent to disarm a bomb next to a road north of Baghdad. He approached it, and the bomb went off and killed him.
A real star, the kind who haunts my memory night and day, is the U.S. soldier in Baghdad who saw a little girl playing with a piece of unexploded ordnance on a street near where he was guarding a station. He pushed her aside and threw himself on it just as it exploded. He left a family desolate in California and a little girl alive in Baghdad.

The stars who deserve media attention are not the ones who have lavish weddings on TV but the ones who patrol the streets of Mosul even after two of their buddies were murdered and their bodies battered and stripped for the sin of trying to protect Iraqis from terrorists.

We put couples with incomes of $100 million a year on the covers of our magazines. The noncoms and officers who barely scrape by on military pay but stand on guard in Afghanistan and Iraq and on ships and in submarines and near the Arctic Circle are anonymous as they live and die.

I am no longer comfortable being a part of the system that has such poor values, and I do not want to perpetuate those values by pretending that who is eating at Morton's is a big subject.

There are plenty of other stars in the American firmament...the policemen and women who go off on patrol in South Central and have no idea if they will return alive; the orderlies and paramedics who bring in people who have been in terrible accidents and prepare them for surgery; the teachers and nurses who throw their whole spirits into caring for autistic children; the kind men and women who work in hospices and in cancer wards.

Think of each and every fireman who was running up the stairs at the World Trade Center as the towers began to collapse. Now you have my idea of a real hero.

We are not responsible for the operation of the universe, and what happens to us is not terribly important. God is real, not a fiction; and when we turn over our lives to Him, He takes far better care of us than we could ever do for ourselves. In a word, we make ourselves sane when we fire ourselves as the directors of the movie of our lives and turn the power over to Him.

I came to realize that life lived to help others is the only one that matters. This is my highest and best use as a human. I can put it another way. Years ago, I realized I could never be as great an actor as Olivier or as good a comic as Steve Martin...or Martin Mull or Fred Willard--or as good an economist as Samuelson or Friedman or as good a writer as Fitzgerald. Or even remotely close to any of them.

But I could be a devoted father to my son, husband to my wife and, above all, a good son to the parents who had done so much for me. This came to be my main task in life. I did it moderately well with my son, pretty well with my wife and well indeed with my parents (with my sister's help). I cared for and paid attention to them in their declining years. I stayed with my father as he got sick, went into extremis and then into a coma and then entered immortality with my sister and me reading him the Psalms.

This was the only point at which my life touched the lives of the soldiers in Iraq or the firefighters in New York. I came to realize that life lived to help others is the only one that matters and that it is my duty, in return for the lavish life God has devolved upon me, to help others He has placed in my path. This is my highest and best use as a human.

Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will.


Abortion and the Irish

Today the people of Ireland vote on whether to abolish the strict anti-abortion lase of that nation.  Take a moment while praying for our fallen heroes to pray that Ireland will vote for life.


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Thursday, May 24, 2018

No more kneeling for NFL - Commie/Marxist/Libtards call it Fascism and blame Trump...

I kid you not.

I'm not a football fan and the new ruling by the NFL stating that the players may not "take a knee" during the National Anthem doesn't change my life one way or another.  The owners generously said a player was welcome to stay in the locker room during the anthem.

Out of curiosity I thought I'd slither over to Huff and Puff and see the reactions. I know, I know - it's an ugly job, but someone had to do it.  

There's over 400 comments and I only perused about 100.  The following (names not included) will give you a taste of a commie/marxist/libtard reasoning.  It seems they're all of a sudden very concerned with constitutional rights, think the players are being treated like slaves, threw out the racist card, and blamed it all on Trump.  
Boot lickin trump lovers....freedom is ebbing!! 
Slave Owners have always insisted on owning their slaves lives, not just their work. 
I wonder who wins if the player's union demand seperating the anthem from the game in 2020? Trump and the owners? Or players, fans, America and the constitution? 
Time for every player in every US professional sport to take a knee in solidarity. Sucking up to the spoiled rich kid in the Oval Office, are we? It's wasted on him, owners. You just haven't gotten that yet, have you?
If I were these guys, I would stay in the locker room until its time to actually play the game. 
How can their Constitutional rights be taken away ?? 
Any Vet who tells you that Kaepernick kneeling really disrepected him or her, probably didn't like Black people to begin with. 
Any fan of the NFL and Free Speech in attendance at an NFL game should take a knee during The Star Spangled Banner in support of BOTH. 
Borderline fascism. No NFL is not the gov't but Trump has made numerous public statements condemning those whom knelt for the anthem and NFL has received money from dept of defense to promote patriotism. I watch very little NFL of late and will now watch none.
Wait.  Someone made sense.
Private business they are free to make policy for their employees. Every company in America does the same sort of thing. Don’t suddenly pretend to give a damn about free speech.
Treated like slaves?  Tell me how raking in millions of dollars every year to run around chasing a ball and banging the stuffing out of the opposing team is akin to slavery.  A vast number of NFL players couldn't qualify for a part-time job at the Dollar Store, but due to football they live in mansions and drive luxury autos. And that's okay as long as they do what they're being paid to do.

Have they not realized that football is a job?  You signed a contract to play football.  The owner of the team is your boss. If you conduct yourself in such a way as to cause a loss of income to your boss, pretty soon you will out of a job.  Capisce?

I suggest that all the horrified commie/marxist/libtards try exercising your free speech rights when they go to your jobs tomorrow.  You might start by telling a customer or two how you really feel about them and their demands.  Or how about wearing a T-shirt that says f*ck whitey? And don't forget to tell your supervisor, who happens to be the owner's son, that he's a dick and a dirt bag.

And on your way out the door after being fired you may want to scream "FIRE!"

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There's No Kneeling in Football! USAT Tops List of Unhinged Media by Calling NFL 'Police State'


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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Newt Gingrich: What did Barack Obama know and when did he know it?...

Newt has a way of cutting to the chase. 

Newt Gingrich: People like Clapper and the former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, all these guys thought they could get away with this… Now you are watching people who I think in every case are in danger of going to jail. If the system works and people are actually tested on, “Did you tell the truth under oath?” Clapper’s a perfect example.



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James Clapper Admits to ‘Spying’ from Inside the Trump Campaign

JAMES CLAPPER: LEAKER, LIAR & SLEAZEBALL




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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Don Lemon: Trump hates me 'cause I'm black. Candace Owens: I refuse to play the "black card"...

notice the difference? 


My feeling is about this President have been known. I’ve said it on the air. You know, I think he has — he is racist. I think his actions show it. I think the facts show it. Does he attack me for that reason? I don’t know. That could be a part of the equation. But I think he does it because he watches every night. He will say he doesn't. He likes hearing about himself from a number of different people in real time and that's what my show is. more at Newsbusters 






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The Upcoming Weeks:

As I prepare for my first cataract surgery on June 6th, which is really no big whoop, it does mean that many of my summer activities will be somewhat curtailed. Rototilling, pruning lilac bushes, shoveling shit manure, and scooting around on my lawn tractor are not approved activities for a week or so after surgery.

The second surgery is not scheduled until June 28th due to the busy schedule of the North Idaho Eye Institute leaving a gap week where I can probably do a bit of work.

That means between now and June 6th I'm under the gun to get as much done as possible meaning posting may be erratic and I ask for your patience (and prayers.)

And many thanks to everyone who has generously donated to help defray the over $2000.00 that Medicare won't pay.

Woodsterman

Odie is celebrating his 9th Blogiversary today.  Stop over and wish him well.  And if you've ever wondered what he looked like - now's your chance.  He posted his picture.  That's yuuuuuuuge!


Monday, May 21, 2018

Will Stefan Halper be the undoing of Obama?...

probably.

 Halper being uncovered as a planted spy in the Trump campaign does not bode well for Odumbo and the commie/marxist/libtards who are scrambling about trying to cover their trail.

H.A.L.P.E.R. Spells Game Up for Obama's Spies 

and 

and
and

The Hunter Becomes the Hunted

and

do a credible job of bringing you up to date on what is becoming the greatest scandal to engulf the political world since forever. 

What doesn't surprise me is the fact that these commie/marxist/libtards actually thought they could pull it off.  May I remind them Ignorance and Arrogance hold hands and take daily walkabouts together?

So what was Odumbo's part in all of this?  Darn little.  I have espoused since day one that Odumbo  was nothing more than a sock puppet being used and manipulated.  As long as he had his weekly hip-hop rap music parties, was fawned on by Z list celebrities, enjoying lavish vacations, golf games, and plenty of time to watch the sports channel he would do and say what he was told to do and say.

Obama is the epitome of Arrogance and Ignorance and when the time comes his "friends" will abandon him and serve him up with an apple stuffed in his gaping pie hole. 

It's very quiet out there in news land today, which informs me that very big things are churning in the fetid swamp water of DC. 

While waiting for the turds to float to the surface, I suggest that you pray, do something productive - like living your life, and just accept that the next few weeks are going to be tumultuous.



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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Pentecost Sunday...

Alleluia, alleluia!

O God, who this day instructed the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant that through the same Holy Spirit we may always be truly wise and rejoice in His consolation. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, thy Son, Who lives and reigns with Thee, in the unity of the same Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever.



Friday, May 18, 2018

Crazy Eyes Nancy Pelosi vs Candace Owens and BREAKING: School shooting in Santa Fe, TX...

who makes more sense?

When a woman who claims to be Catholic and supports with every fiber of her being the right of women to dismember and destroy the human life growing in their womb says:
"When the president of the United States says about undocumented immigrants, 'these are not people, these are animals,' you have to wonder, does he not believe in the spark of divinity? In the dignity and worth of every person? 'These are not people, these are animals,' from the president of the United States."
you have to ask yourself who programmed her thinking for her?

Does that baby in the womb not have dignity, worth, and a spark of divinity?

And let me add that for the bishops of the Church to allow this unrepentant and public sinner to waltz up to the communion rail and receive the body and blood of Lord and Savior is a scandal.
I am not an animal.  Animals are better...

Donald Trump did not call all undocumented illegal immigrants "animals."  We all know he was referring to MS 13 gang members.  We know this because it's easily verified by watching and listening to what he actually said. And yet we have a reporter asking him to "clarify his remarks."  Who programmed that reporter?




Then we have Candace Owen who has dared to reject The Tyranny of Belief and actually think for herself.



Santa Fe, Texas

Early reports are saying as many as 10 students may have been shot and by another student in Santa Fe, TX

You have to wonder who influenced the thoughts of the shooter.  Was he upset because Trump called MS 13 gang members animals? 


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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Tyranny of Thought...

is the real goal.

Are you as tired of hearing about lying criminally subversive Mueller as I am?  It's days like this I seek out that which expands my mind or inspires my creativity, because the chances of these commie/marxist/libtards ever ending up in a jail cell is remote.

I'll settle for them just going away and letting Trump do his job without all the distractions.

And who needs distractions when we should be preparing for the Prince Harry/Sparkle Markle debacle set to take place on Saturday? We've come a long way from kings abdicating the throne to marry an American divorcee to the current royals living openly together before marriage.  'Nuff said.

Onward:

Thanks to deep thinker Francis Porretto's post, I was sent to read Control of Belief – Tyranny’s Endgame at Declination.
Once upon a time, it was quite rare to see Leftism naked; laid bare for all to see. Soviets once cloaked themselves in moral supremacy and the imperative to spread the workers’ paradise to the world. Democrats explained that poverty must be eliminated, healthcare given freely to all, and bigotry of all forms erased from the Earth. Leftism prided itself upon its perceived moral beauty. Always they progressed to the utopia, the heaven on Earth viewed as their due, since the divine was quite silly and could not possibly exist.  
Leftists could not bring themselves to admit their real end goal, not publicly, and perhaps not even consciously. For some, defense of Socialism was so deep, so ardent and passionate, that one could scarcely disbelieve their sincerity. Yet even the most sincere may lie to himself.
Recently, the mask has slipped. Curled around the edges, it falls away. Beauty, fairness, diversity, and morality… these fade away, revealing the ugliness beneath. We’ve seen it often enough in their resistance to Donald Trump. On social media, we have seen the hatred, the disgust, the dismissive disdain in which they hold us. Censors run amok, removing us from any platform where they have sufficient control. We are disinvited, our accounts are banned or deleted, our employers harassed, and our names tarnished.  
Today, however, the mask slips a little further. The title lays it out, though we must fisk this mess too: You don’t have a right to believe whatever you want to.  Do Read the Rest - it's excellent!
And then read further thoughts on the subject at Fran's place, Liberty's Torch - also excellent.

More:

Richard Fernandez:  The Global City



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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Help! Internet Intervention Needed...

stat!

Yesterday our internet connection was down.  Ordinarily, that doesn't bother me too much.  I view it as a good excuse for not being online.

Not yesterday.

I was beside myself.

I knew I was in deep doo when at one point I actually sat in front of my monitor, stared at my modem, and was willing the "internet" light to spring to life.

It didn't.

By late evening I was in a mini-rage at Frontier Communications.  All I could think was, "You've got one damn job to do - DO IT!

Send help!  Please...

Today is primary voting day in Idaho.  Thank goodness since one more robo-call or political card in my mailbox will break me.

Prayers for Melania Trump and Harry Reid (yeah - I know the guy's a dick, but we don't wish ill on peeps. It's bad juju)



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Monday, May 14, 2018

Trump and Jerusalem...

as expected the pagan/commie/marxist/muslim/libtards are outraged and declaring death to America.

Are we surprised?

This is like expecting the yellow jackets buzzing around my back deck to suddenly become peace loving honey bees.  You don't negotiate with yellow jackets - you kill them.

President William J. Clinton, President George W. Bush, President Barack H. Obama kicked the embassy can down the road.

President Donald J. Trump did what was promised - by law.

And for anyone who is believing the MSM, including Fox, when they tout this as "Trump's decision" understand this:
The Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 is a public law of the United States passed by the 104th Congress on October 23, 1995. The proposed law was adopted by the Senate (93–5), and the House (374–37). The Act became law without a presidential signature on November 8, 1995.  
The Act recognized Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel and called for Jerusalem to remain an undivided city. Its purpose was to set aside funds for the relocation of the Embassy of the United States in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, by May 31, 1999. For this purpose it withheld 50% of the funds appropriated to the State Department specifically for "Acquisition and Maintenance of Buildings Abroad" as allocated in fiscal year 1999 until the United States Embassy in Jerusalem had officially opened. Israel's declared capital is Jerusalem, but this is not internationally recognized, pending final status talks in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. 



More:

Judge Jeanine Pirro:  Trump sends the world a message in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital



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Friday, May 11, 2018

Kurt Schlichter agrees with me: *Sigh* No, Being A Christian Does Not Require You Meekly Submit To Leftist Tyranny...

because Christians aren't wimps - no matter what someone has tried to make you believe.

It amazes me how often I see pagan/commie/libtards posting memes on Facebook touting what a Christian should act like, or how Trump isn't a real Christian.

Trust me when I tell you this:  commie/libtards hate Christians with a passion that is blistering hot.  They idolize the profane and ugly.  They're like vicious dogs running in packs waiting to leap on any unsuspecting person who crosses their path.

Kurt Schlichter once again pounds the nail smooth and straight in his article - and we thank him.

*Sigh* No, Being A Christian Does Not Require You Meekly Submit To Leftist Tyranny




I'm off to enjoy coffee with handsome men in uniforms.  Even though I'm officially under the purview of the Kootenai County Sheriff department, if they're backed up the Post Falls Police show up to help.  It's a toss-up which guys are more handsome.  




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Thursday, May 10, 2018

So much outrage, so little time...

so I think I'll take a nap.

And then I will find something more positive to do that doesn't include spending untold amounts of time being outraged.

I suggest you do the same (except if you're at work you should probably skip the nap part.)





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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

"Wild Bill" finally jumps into the "Catholic bashing" fray... w Update

and it's very disappointing.

Add to that the ridiculous filthy Hollywood  degenerates at the Met Gala mocking Catholics - but more important mocking God. (no pictures on purpose.)   Hey, I have an idea - how about you mock muslims and their Allah next year?  You know - the religion of peace.

From Facecrap:

I had no idea that Bill Finlay was such an anti-Catholic bigot and a self-appointed bearer of Biblical truth.  He's lost a fan.

I also find it interesting that Wild Bill is promoting a multi-level-marketing "patriot" site (no link on purpose)

Kudos to Allison...

Allison Lombardi Amazing that with everything else going on in this country, y'all are bashing on another Christian religion. Isn't there enough to fight against without dividing patriots and pitting us against each other? I joined this group to connect with other like-minded people, and I can't believe what I'm reading in these comments. By so-called Christians. I expect this vitriol from the Left. The ignorance is astounding. Lots of "experts" bashing a religion they obviously know nothing about. Sad.
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William Finlay Okay Allison....you pulled the pin on a grenade so get ready for the blast😃
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Allison Lombardi William Finlay I'm not sure what you mean by that.
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William Finlay If you want to defend the Catholic faith, you better be prepared to get hammered with a lot of questions about some really questionable Catholic doctrines. False religion is a serious threat to this country and while I have quite a few Catholic friends, there is a lot about Catholicism that I cannot support.....so....be prepared to have some battles with the people on here....hopefully it will remain civil.
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More:

Weasel Zippers:   The Pope’s Hat Is Not Your Prom Dress: Celebs ‘Culturally Appropriate’ Catholicism

Update:

Are you kidding me?

Newsbusters:  Soul Food? Met Gala Attendees Eat ‘Rosary Necklaces,’ Crosses

The Night Wind:  WILD BILL FINLAY THE FAKE CONSERVATIVE


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The following is a must read!

  UpNorthLurkin posted it in the combox of  our very own MOTUS A.D. -  and we thank her.  It's excellent and well worth your time to read.  

Evan Sayet knew the truth a year ago.  Many of us are just figuring it out. 

He Fights
By Evan Sayet
Jul 13, 2017
My Leftist friends (as well as many ardent #NeverTrumpers) constantly ask me if I’m not bothered by Donald Trump’s lack of decorum. They ask if I don’t think his tweets are “beneath the dignity of the office.”
Here’s my answer: We Right-thinking people have tried dignity. There could not have been a man of more quiet dignity than George W. Bush as he suffered the outrageous lies and politically motivated hatreds that undermined his presidency.
We tried statesmanship.
Could there be another human being on this earth who so desperately prized “collegiality” as John McCain?
We tried propriety – has there been a nicer human being ever than Mitt Romney?
And the results were always the same. This is because, while we were playing by the rules of dignity, collegiality and propriety, the Left has been, for the past 60 years, engaged in a knife fight where the only rules are those of Saul Alinsky and the Chicago mob.
I don’t find anything “dignified,” “collegial” or “proper” about Barack Obama’s lying about what went down on the streets of Ferguson in order to ramp up racial hatreds because racial hatreds serve the Democratic Party.
I don’t see anything “dignified” in lying about the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi and imprisoning an innocent filmmaker to cover your tracks.
I don’t see anything “statesman-like” in weaponizing the IRS to be used to destroy your political opponents and any dissent.
Yes, Obama was “articulate” and “polished” but in no way was he in the least bit “dignified,” “collegial” or “proper.”
The Left has been engaged in a war against America since the rise of the Children of the ‘60s. To them, it has been an all-out war where nothing is held sacred and nothing is seen as beyond the pale.. It has been a war they’ve fought with violence, the threat of violence, demagoguery and lies from day one – the violent take-over of the universities – till today.
The problem is that, through these years, the Left has been the only side fighting this war. While the Left has been taking a knife to anyone who stands in their way, the Right has continued to act with dignity, collegiality and propriety.
With Donald Trump, this all has come to an end. Donald Trump is America ’s first wartime president in the Culture War.
During wartime, things like “dignity” and “collegiality” simply aren’t the most essential qualities one looks for in their warriors. Ulysses Grant was a drunk whose behavior in peacetime might well have seen him drummed out of the Army for conduct unbecoming.
Had Abraham Lincoln applied the peacetime rules of propriety and booted Grant, the Democrats might well still be holding their slaves today.
Lincoln rightly recognized that “I cannot spare this man. He fights.”
General George Patton was a vulgar-talking.. In peacetime, this might have seen him stripped of rank. But, had Franklin Roosevelt applied the normal rules of decorum then, Hitler and the Socialists would barely be five decades into their thousand-year Reich.
Trump is fighting. And what’s particularly delicious is that, like Patton standing over the battlefield as his tanks obliterated Rommel’s, he’s shouting, “You magnificent bastards, I read your book!”
That is just the icing on the cake, but it’s wonderful to see that not only is Trump fighting, he’s defeating the Left using their own tactics. That book is Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals – a book so essential to the Liberals’ war against America that it is and was the playbook for the entire Obama administration and the subject of Hillary Clinton’s senior thesis.
It is a book of such pure evil, that, just as the rest of us would dedicate our book to those we most love or those to whom we are most indebted, Alinsky dedicated his book to Lucifer.
Trump’s tweets may seem rash and unconsidered but, in reality, he is doing exactly what Alinsky suggested his followers do. First, instead of going after “the fake media” — and they are so fake that they have literally gotten every single significant story of the past 60 years not just wrong, but diametrically opposed to the truth, from the Tet Offensive to Benghazi, to what really happened on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri — Trump isolated CNN.. He made it personal.
Then, just as Alinsky suggests, he employs ridicule which Alinsky described as “the most powerful weapon of all.”... Most importantly, Trump’s tweets have put CNN in an untenable and unwinnable position. ... They need to respond.
This leaves them with only two choices. They can either “go high” (as Hillary would disingenuously declare of herself and the fake news would disingenuously report as the truth) and begin to honestly and accurately report the news or they can double-down on their usual tactics and hope to defeat Trump with twice their usual hysteria and demagoguery. The problem for CNN (et al.) with the former is that, if they were to start honestly reporting the news, that would be the end of the Democratic Party they serve. It is nothing but the incessant use of fake news (read: propaganda) that keeps the Left alive.
Imagine, for example, if CNN had honestly and accurately reported then-candidate Barack Obama’s close ties to foreign terrorists (Rashid Khalidi), domestic terrorists (William Ayers & Bernardine Dohrn), the mafia (Tony Rezko) or the true evils of his spiritual mentor, Jeremiah Wright’s church.
Imagine if they had honestly and accurately conveyed the evils of the Obama administration’s weaponizing of the IRS to be used against their political opponents or his running of guns to the Mexican cartels or the truth about the murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the Obama administration’s cover-up.
So, to my friends on the Left — and the #NeverTrumpers as well — do I wish we lived in a time when our president could be “collegial” and “dignified” and “proper”? Of course, I do.
These aren’t those times. This is war. And it’s a war that the Left has been fighting without opposition for the past 50 years.
So, say anything you want about this president - I get it - he can be vulgar, he can be crude, he can be undignified at times. I don’t care. I can’t spare this man. He fights for America!