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The Lie of Gun Violence

Posted by Troy on 14th June 2017 in Current Events, Political

There are about 33,169 gun deaths a year.

Of this, 21,175 are suicides  63.8%.  You could say “Oh…but we need to protect people from killing themselves.”  This is odd given the same people that argue this are for medical assisted suicide, particularly in the terminally ill or elderly.  I guess they have no problem with you killing yourself, but they don’t want you to do it cheaply on your own terms.  In fact, Japan has one of the highest suicide rates and virtually no guns.  Method of suicide can be found.  It’s just in the United States, guns are readily available, reliable, and painless if done correctly.  Availability of guns will most likely have little effect on the number of suicides.

786 (2.3%) deaths are accidents or intention unknown.

That leaves 11,208 homicides.  Of these  80% are gang related.  Many of these deaths are gang on gang deaths as they wage war over turf and drug territory (which could lead to either a discussion of decriminalization or really cracking down on casual drug sales, I generally prefer the former than the latter).  But bear in mind…what is the term “Homicide?”  Well, it is when a human kills another human.  This is why suicides are lumped in with homicides.

MS-13 has proven that you don’t need guns to kill people.  You just jump out of your car with machetes and hack up 16 year old girls.  Or you can do like the Boston bomber and make a bomb out of fireworks and a pressure cooker.  Or you can do like the Nice terrorist and just turn your car off the road and mow people down.

None of these statistics show how many crimes are prevented by the idea that the potential may be armed or may have a shotgun by their bed.  None of these statistics show the number of times a gun being pulled is enough to cause someone to run away from a potential crime.

Finally, the Second Amendment is not about crime or self-defense.  It is about defending your country from a government run amok.

Long Live the Constitution!

As Predicted – Political Violence

Posted by Troy on 14th June 2017 in Current Events, Political

I have been warning this for a while.  Politicians and celebrities have been pushing the narrative that Trump is… well… let’s see if I can list everything:

1 – Is stealing everyone’s healthcare

2 – Is a dictator

3 – Is a racist

4 – Is a sexist

5 – Is a Nazi (Nationalist) WHILE AT THE SAME TIME

6 – Is colluding with the Russians to destroy America

7 – Is a white supremacist

8 – Is destroying the planet

9 – Is obstructing justice to secure all the above

10 – Is stealing from the poor to make his cronies rich

I’m sure there are other things, but 10 is good enough.  So you have all of these things being hammered over and over and over again.  You have entertainers SUGGESTING violence or showing violence (even if not real via Kathy Griffin’s decapitation or the Julius Caesar play).  You have liberal mayors and governors looking the other way when antifa protesters riot.  In all of this, how long would it take for someone to snap and turn to violence?  Apparently less than five months.

Chill out.  We put up with eight years of Obama without trying to kill people, you should do the same.  Right now, what you are showing is that you are only for democracy when things go your way.  In other words, you are a fascist who enjoys the illusion that you are some sort of enlightened believer of democracy.  If you are only for democracy when things go your way, I invite you to read A Clockwork Orange and wonder what it has to say about yourself.

Long Live the Constitution!

James Comey is a Teenaged Girl

Posted by Troy on 8th June 2017 in Current Events, Political

What came out in the Comey’s hearing is that he is a teenaged girl.  I could see a teenaged girl after a break up saying “He broke up with me because he wanted to date Jessica!  I don’t have any proof, but I know that he was having sex with her!  Oh…and he lies…like…all the time.”

So let’s review:

Loretta Lynch tells Comey to call his investigation of Hillary’s server a “matter” not an investigation.  Which oddly synced up to how the Clinton campaign labeled things.  Comey was confused and concerned, but did it anyway.  At the end of the day, he knew deep down in her heart of hearts, that the Saintly Hillary did not INTEND to do anything illegal, and he let’s it go.

Meanwhile, Trump says he hopes that Comey can let it go, and he knew that Trump intended this to be an order.  He was shocked!  He was confused and concerned.

God…this man gets confused and concerned a lot!  He also contradicts himself a lot.

“I took it to be an order…but I didn’t think it was obstruction…and I didn’t think that it should be told to anyone higher up…but now it’s reallllly significant!”

So he wants to eat his cake and eat it too.

Everyone thinks that Trump is a moron, but somehow he’s genius enough to word things perfectly in dealing with Comey when he failed to word ANYTHING perfectly for the entire tenure of his campaign.

So, to re-iterate: James Comey confirmed that he told Trump he is not under investigation.  He confirmed that there is no evidence of any collusion with Russia.  His only point is that Trump used the term “I hope.”  To which, Trump can say that he was just saying “I hope,” and Comey is just a paranoid political hack.  Given the amazing turnabout between intent regarding Hillary’s server use and a one time use of phrase by Trump, I believe that he is a political hack.  There have been many accounts before and after Trump took office that Comey hates Trump.

In regards to people who are upset because an FBI director called Trump a liar (ie, “It’s a shame we have a President that event he FBI director calls a liar!”), member of Congress called Obama a liar during the State of the Union.  Hell, it’s know and documented that President Obama and Hillary Clinton lied over and over and over and over and over again.

In a court of law, the case gets thrown out.  But let’s be realistic.  Impeachments are matters of political force.  The Republicans control the House.  Unless it comes out that Trump has made some sort of pact with the Russians that harms America, he will never be impeached.  At least not in the next two years.  If he is impeached under Republican control, the Republicans should just call it a day and close up shop.  They will never be a viable party ever again.

Long Live the Constitution!

We’re out of the Paris Accord!

Posted by Troy on 1st June 2017 in Current Events, Political

Thank God.  So, let’s recap for all those out there losin’ their friggin’ minds:

1 – This had nothing to do with decreasing carbon emissions and everything to do with global wealth redistribution.

2 – The dirtiest polluters were allowed to go on polluting.  For example: India would not be required to reduce (or even hold steady their pollution levels) until such time that they received $3 TRILLION in aid.

3 – The United States was going to be the one that bore the bulk of the costs of this program (hence why all other countries wanted us in on it).

4 – It would costs trillions of dollars to decrease the rate of temperature growth by half a degree over 100 years.  Assuming that the models are accurate, which they have not been to date.

5 – It was a non-binding agreement anyway.  As such, it was more a symbolic gesture than anything.  Somehow, all of these elites don’t care enough about the planet to downsize their own house, cars, private jets, or other such luxuries.  So they either know they are full of crap, or they think that they are special and should have more than the massive.  Some animals are more equal than others, as it were.

6 – You can tell that they are full of crap by the simple equation.  They believe that the world is LITERALLY going to end if the Paris accord falls through, right?  So why won’t they renegotiate with Trump?  What, they are going to be petulant with the fate of the world at stake?  I’m sorry.  That just doesn’t add up.  You believe THE WORLD IS GOING TO END.  Why wouldn’t you try to stem that if possible?

I am not a climate denier.  If anything, they are.  They seem to think that climate is going to be stagnant.  It is not.  It will constantly be changing.  What I question is the degree of of man’s impact on the climate.  Did you know all planets in our solar system are experiencing global warming?  Only one of them has humans on it.  You know what they all have in common?  The sun.  You know what climate change scientists FORBID to be discussed?  The sun.

I think that we should be good stewards of the Earth, but what I absolutely refuse to do is enter into a globalist wealth redistribution scheme.

Long Live the Constitution!

Angela Merkel’s Hissy Fit

Posted by Troy on 28th May 2017 in Current Events, Political

Trump goes over to Europe and says that they need to spend what is required by the NATO Treaty (2%) for defense.  We spend 3.5%.  Germany (the largest economy over there) pays 1.2%.  By saying this and by backing out of the Paris Accord on Climate Change, Angela threw a hissy fit and said that Europe has to go it’s own way and that we are unreliable allies.

This is false.  If Russia attacked Europe, we’d be over there kicking Putin’s butt the next day.  This is mean girl’s shit.  This is “if you don’t smoke this cigarette, you’re not really our friend!”  So let’s get this straight: do not hold us to our agreements, do exactly as we say (even if it hurts yourself),  and pay our way, or we are not going to be friends!  How is this any different than someone making you take them out to a vegan restaurant when you want to go to a steak house, and then demand you pay?  And if you don’t do all of this,  you’re the bad friend.  You know what that is in real life?  That’s an abusive relationship.  That’s being used.  To hell with that.  We are your ally, Germany, not your puppet.

My take is this: Germany wanted to take over Europe and failed twice.  They are now the main force in the EU, so really, they run the EU.  Now countries are realizing that the EU sucks and forces them to do stuff they don’t want to do.  Resisting the commandments of the EU is taking away Germany’s control over Europe, and Angela has got to nip that in the bud!

How does she keep winning elections over there?!!!!

Long Live the Constitution!

Left Derangement and Impeachment Impossibilities

Posted by Troy on 16th May 2017 in Current Events, Political

The Left has come completely unhinged.

First, let’s talk about Trump “leaking classified information to the Russian Ambassador.”  This is actually impossible.  The President can declassify anything at any time.  He just CAN.  There’s nothing that can be done with it.  If he leaked the nuclear codes, I’m upset.  So what did he leak?  He leaked the city that the information was cleaned where ISIS is located.  The vast majority of Americans say “Meh.”  In fact, this seems reasonable.  He is trying to get Russia to aid in the fight against ISIS.  Doesn’t it seem reasonable that he might share such information as LOCATION with the forces he is trying to solicit aid from?  I just don’t see how this is a big deal.

Second, let’s talk about Comey saying that Trump tried to shut down the case against Flynn.  What did Trump say?  ”I hope you can let this go.  He’s a good man, and I hope you can let this go.”  That’s pretty innocuous.  Close doesn’t count here.  There was no veiled threat.  It would be different if Trump had said, “I hope you can let this go…it would be a shame if you lost your job because of it.”  Okay, well, that’s a threat.  The other is conveyance of your desires.  There was no promise of reward or punishment.  Once more…there are only two options: either Comey didn’t think it was obstruction at the time (in which case, he is being a petulant child throwing a temper tantrum because he was fired) or he held this back to blackmail the President.  In either case, he tarnishes his character and his testimony.  As such, the only conclusion that I can reach is that Trump was merely conveying a hope and his support to his friend and supporter.  Again…the vast majority of Americans would say  ”Meh.”

So let’s finally talk about impeachment impossibilities.  Dude…have ya read the Constitution?  The House of Representatives has to vote for impeachment.  Very unlikely given the fact that the Republicans are in a majority.  It would then go to the Senate for trial, which would be unlikely as the Republicans are in power there.

This obsession is going to backfire.  Democrats are appearing to be foaming at the mouth.  If every day the Democrats scream the sky is falling, it won’t take long before people stop listening.  Why?  Because the sky hasn’t fallen.

Here is the truth.  If the economy is going gangbusters in 3 years, Trump will win.  If the economy crashes or remains stagnant, he will lose.  If anything, the Democrats should want Trump to stay as President.  If he is impeached, Pence takes over.  Trump is better for ratings.  He is better for fund-raising.  He is also willing to negotiate.  Pence would eat them alive.

Long Live the Constitution!

Comey Fired

Posted by Troy on 9th May 2017 in Current Events, Political

So, the Left’s argument is this:

1 – Comey has poor judgement.  Interjecting himself into the election gave the election to Trump.

2 – Trump firing Comey is proof positive that Trump colluded with the Russians and is worse than Hitler.

I think you protest too much.  Is Comey competent or not?  Did he help Trump or not?  The argument, on its face, is laughable and shows just how partisan the whole thing is.  If Comey’s judgement is that bad, he should be fired.  Honestly, Comey should have gone a long time ago.  The reason he is still there (as far as I can see) is that Trump didn’t want to look like he was firing people over the investigation in order to protect himself.  Trump may not be able to escape those implications, unfortunately, as we all know how the media is going to portray this.

The big winner tonight is Comey.  He gets to sleep in tomorrow and put this nightmare of a job behind him.

Long Live the Constitution!

Obama Wiretapped Trump

Posted by Troy on 20th March 2017 in Current Events, Political

They continue to hammer Trump over his claim that Obama wiretapped him.

First, I believe Trump really does believe Obama wiretapped him.  I am guessing that he is basing this on all the leaks (etc).  The FBI and others have come out and said that there is no proof of this.

However, there are other options.

1 – Obama and his ilk could have gone outside of all government agencies.  Do you really think that the CIA (etc) are the only ones capable of hacking and stuff?  Just ask Hillary and the DNC!  Anyone can do it!  Yes, there are mercenaries that you can hire.  Private eyes, etc.  This is possible.

2 – Does one really think official orders need to be given to make things happen?  Could it be that Obama just said, “Wow…I really think someone should really look into Trump…” within earshot of certain people?  Like you haven’t done similar?

3 – Do you really trust the CIA not to defend itself?  Could it be that they do not like Trump’s positions?  Could it be that they are protecting themselves by sabotaging Trump?  When the CIA said “Yes…we can listen to you through your smart-TV…but we would never do it to American citizens!” did you think “Yeah, right…”?  If so… why do you have much trust in them at all as an organization?

Honestly…none of this really matters.  What matters is the economy.  If in four years we have 5% growth, Trump will be re-elected, and it wouldn’t matter if you caught him on camera with a transexual Russian hooker.  If the economy roars under Trump, he wins.  If it fizzles, he’s probably gone.  All this other stuff is irrelevant.

Long Live the Constitution!

Thank You, Putin

Posted by Troy on 3rd March 2017 in Current Events, Political

Before I begin, the idea that Trump is a pawn of Putin is ludicrous, and I will explain this below.  However, first let me mock you.

If Putin caused Hillary to lose, I want to thank Vladimir.  Thank you, Vlad, for saving our country.  Thank you.

Seriously.  I believe Hillary would have destroyed this country.  She would have sold us out to the globalists and taken our guns away.  Here’s the sad fact, Hillary supporters.  Even if you could prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that Putin wanted Trump to be elected–even if you proved that he “handed the election to Trump,” I would still rather Trump had won.

Now, I will explain why it is ludicrous that Trump is some sort of Russian pawn:

1 – If Trump was in league with Russia, do you think he would have cracked jokes about Russia hacking and releasing Hillary’s e-mails?  Of course not.  In fact, he probably would have played up being anti-Russia.  It would have played well with the Conservative base, and there would be little danger involved because Russia was in on it.

2 – I know for a fact that there is nothing going on (at least to the greatest extent of anyone’s knowledge).  You know how I know?  Because it’s not plastered all over the front page.  You think that these leakers would say “Well, we have the thing that will sink Trump for sure… but let’s just leak that Flynn discussed sanctions on this phone call that we were tapping.”

3 – If Obama had any true concern that a Presidential candidate was being put forth by Russia, he would have had an obligation to bring that forward.  He didn’t.   If you believe that he was a good American President, he had to do this.  I don’t buy his, “I knew that Putin was trying to deliver the election to Trump, but I didn’t want to seem partisan.”  That is like saying, “I saw a black guy about to rape a woman, and I didn’t stop him because I didn’t want to seem racist.”  No.  You stop it.  You have a moral obligation to stop it.  If your vanity is that pathetic, then by God, he never should have been President.

4 – On to Sessions.  I am sorry, but meeting with a Russian Ambassador is not suspicious.  Let’s be honest, Ambassadors are heavily monitored and spied upon (just ask Flynn).  Putin is ex-KGB.  If he was running some kind of deal through, he would use an American that was converted.  It would be someone you had no idea was remotely related to Russia.   This is just silly.

5 – Sessions answered the question.  His comment about never meeting with Russians was clearly in the context of being a Trump surrogate.

6 – Finally… Sessions is a 70-year-old from the South.  He went through the 50′s.  He went through the missile crisis.  The nuclear hysteria of the 1980s.  The fall of the Berlin wall.  You honestly expect me to believe that Sessions cooperated with the Russians? Nope.  Not buying it.  Sorry.  Premise does not make sense.  You lose!  You get nothing!  Good-day, Sir!

Long Live the Constitution!

“Let’s Not Normalize Trump’s Presidency”

Posted by Troy on 26th February 2017 in Current Events, Human Nature, Political

What does that even mean?

Trump was elected as a part of a free election.  They can try to say that Russia influenced the election, but let’s be clear, Russia influenced the election about as much as a man pissing in the ocean contributes to global warming.  The people that voted for Trump despised Hillary Clinton.  Sorry, but that is the truth.  If Democrats had run Jim Webb, they probably would have won.

So if you accept the fact that Trump legitimately won the election, you have to also agree that refusing to normalize his presidency is way more fascist than Trump has been to date.  Basically, what you are saying is that you refuse to accept the results of the election if the person you wanted lost.  If you say, “Yeah, but I’m against everything that Trump stands for, and I don’t like what it says about our country.”  Guess what…that’s the way we felt when Obama won and led us further down the road of Socialism.  Boom.  Grow up.

However, the Left’s leadership and media allies started this “don’t normalize” movement as a way to close people’s minds.  I have no issue with the Left obstructing things they disagree with–like the wall or even the “Muslim Ban.”  But when you move to obstruct 100% of the agenda and refuse to try to work with the administration, refuse to meet, refuse to talk, refuse even on topics you actually agree with, then you have become ideological.  This may work with the hardcore left, but you are going to completely lose people in the middle.  If everything is a crisis, then nothing is a crisis.

Long Live the Constitution!